Melissa Harris-Perry: Is Everything about Race?

It wasn’t that long ago that ex-reporter Vester Lee Flanagan went off his rocker and killed a couple former co-workers, probably out of revenge because he got fired, and his white “racist” co-workers got to keep their jobs. He was one of these types that read into every little thing people said. If someone mentioned working “in the field,” Flanagan knew it was a racial slur referring to slaves working in the cotton fields. If Flanagan were still alive and had his way, he’d probably Read more […]

Pelosi to Retain House Leadership Role because of Her Fundraising Not Her Politics

After last week’s sound defeat there has been a growing amount of dissatisfaction among Democrats for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Part of the behind the scenes grumblings about Pelosi was her post-election tirade that blamed Democratic voters for the loss. She said the Republican victory had nothing to do with the Democratic politicians like herself or their policies. Pelosi blames the voters for not getting out to vote and not getting others to get out and vote. She reminds me of Read more […]

Foster Parents Lose Kids Because of Right-Wing Political Views

Some of you reading this either are or have been foster parents and you know how much your foster kids mean to you.  Now imagine that after seven years of being a foster parent that you suddenly had your three current foster children removed from your home because you identified with a particular political party. Wouldn’t you be outraged? That is what happened to couple in Great Britain.  Before you blow this off as being over there and not here in the US, let me tell you that in many such Read more […]

Campaigning is Stealing Our Prosperity

For decades, our government’s national priority has shifted to raising campaign contributions and giving empty speeches. Voters have yet to demand real changes in our campaign finance system and our politicians are sacrificing our nation’s future at corruptions altar. If we the voters don’t wake up and reform our campaign finance law in a meaningful way our country will never recover. Less than 60 days until the election and I have yet to hear either candidate commit to a specific plan to Read more […]