January, 2022 archive
Back in what we called the “back field” at Pine View Farm, to the left and way behind the pine trees in the picture at the top of this page, there is a steep slope with about a 20-foot drop where the soil is very sandy, so sandy, in fact, that at spots the soy beans my father used to plant there did not grow very well.
We always thought it was once a beach. Now it looks as if it will be a beach once more.
Thom talks with the Brennan Center’s Michael Waldman about partisan (that is, Republican) efforts to restrict voting rights.
At The Roanoke Times, a doctor describes the latest attempt by Wall Street and insurance companies to milk money from Medicare for services not rendered.
Just read it.
South Dakota’s governor wants to teach a “true and honest” (sic) version of American history that somehow does not mention America’s original sin of chattel slavery.
As someone who trained as an historian and whose ancestors wore the grey, I find the denial delusional. And vile beyond words.
If one’s only option for protecting one’s political position is to lie to oneself (and others, including students), perhaps there’s something wrong with one’s political position.
Patrick Malahide, in the voice of Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn:
Leonard Pitts, Jr., reminds us that Martin Luther King, Jr., gave more than one speech.