“We’ve all made mistakes.”
That’s what Speaker of the House John Boehner has to say in justification of his decision to give a high leadership position in Congress to Steve Scalise.
Yes, we have all made mistakes, but simply making a mistake isn’t the issue, because not all mistakes are equal.
Maybe you made a […]
A terrorist attack in Colorado has narrowly missed its intended target: African-American civil rights activists with the NAACP. An unidentified middle-aged man in a pickup truck left an explosive device next to a can of gasoline outside of NAACP offices in the city of Colorado Springs yesterday. The civil rights activists survived because the explosive […]
It’s not just current politicians who have spoken in code to appeal to sentiments favored by the KKK. Theodore Roosevelt used the meme of One Country One Flag One Language so habitually that he eventually began to roll the ideas out automatically without realizing the absurd inconsistency of demanding loyalty against foreigners while insisting on the use of a language of foreign origin. […]
Steve Wessler asks two important questions in Wednesday’s Portland Press Herald:
The Ku Klux Klan has deep Christian roots. Would Americans rise up in anger if a Christian group proposed to build a church near the site of a Klan killing?
In 1856, a period of intense anti-Catholic sentiment in the United States, a mob […]
When I say the word “Indiana,” people roll their eyes. Gary, Indiana? Not such a sweet home: it’s gray with polluted air and water. Southern Indiana is populated with towns like Gnaw Bone (known for its flea markets). Everyone I talk to about Indiana seems to eventually bring up the significant history and current activity […]