1968 returns

By John Ruberry This year could end up being the most tumultuous year since 1968. During that year there was of course a heated presidential election, the Democrats nominated Vice President Hubert Humphrey, who represented the status quo, one that was not especially popular. The Republicans chose a former vice president, Richard Nixon, whose critics … Continue reading 1968 returns

Why 21st century civil disobedience isn’t the same as 1960s civil disobedience

By John Ruberry Whether it's Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter or a teachers union, leftist protesters who block streets and disrupt private businesses claim they are the spiritual descendants of Martin Luther King and the 1960s Civil Rights movement. Many of the members of these groups--and there is some overlap--wish they had been a … Continue reading Why 21st century civil disobedience isn’t the same as 1960s civil disobedience

Review: Once in a Great City–A Detroit Story

By John Ruberry Two months after I returned from my urban exploration trip to Detroit David Maraniss' Once in a Great City: A Detroit Story was published. For me the timing couldn't have been better, As I drove west to my home in the Chicago area I mused, "What in the hell went wrong with Detroit?" … Continue reading Review: Once in a Great City–A Detroit Story

Kim Davis MLK and Civil Disobedience vs George Wallace The Democrat Party & Political Opportunism

Over the next few years you are going to be branded as bigots, hated and derided. You will be portrayed in every form of culture, plays, TV series and movies as people to be shunned and no member of the media will fail to come after you for your offenses against the twin sacraments of … Continue reading Kim Davis MLK and Civil Disobedience vs George Wallace The Democrat Party & Political Opportunism

#BlackLivesMatter: Welcome to the Screeching Age of political discussion

By John Ruberry We are now firmly within the Screeching Age of political discourse. Last month at the leftist NetRoots convention, Black Lives Matters activists shouted down two Democratic presidential candidates, former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, as they tried to speak to an audience that was already sympathetic to the … Continue reading #BlackLivesMatter: Welcome to the Screeching Age of political discussion

The Abuse Of A Dream

By A.P. Dillon This past week marked Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day in the United States. While many took time out to remember the message of Dr. King and his Dream, others took time to assail political opponents and abuse the Dream. At Duke University, an event to commemorate the icon and day turned … Continue reading The Abuse Of A Dream