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Where Are They Today?

OLIVER LAURENCE NORTH The name Oliver “Ollie” North resonates with many people today, either as a conservative hero who tried to serve President Ronald Reagan or as a criminal who took the law into his own hands (albeit at Reagan’s… Read More ›

Rearranging Totem Equity

In June 1381, a mere 600-plus years ago, the English crown enacted a tax on each member, or poll, in a household, to raise funds to finance the seemingly endless Hundred Years’ War with France. The new tax heavily burdened… Read More ›

Jim Crow Ate America

THE NEW JIM CROW by Michelle Alexander Book Review by Jim McCarthy             Although published 11 years ago, the content, information, and observations are not only fresh for consideration today but prophetic. The author offers… Read More ›

Who are the Real RINOs?

Editors’ Note: Editorial reposted from the Roanoke Times, May 13, 2021.  The morphology (study of the form of things) of the GOP across a few decades provides a more recognizable view of the present. Former President Donald Trump recently called… Read More ›

Labor’s Love Lost

Editors’ Note: Reposted from Mother Jones, May 10, 2021.  Voters often face issue choices that are complex and threaded across many years.  This synopsis of the history of organized labor in the US provides a comprehensive sketch of the topic…. Read More ›

Where Are They Today?

ERIC IVAN CANTOR Eric Cantor was House Majority Leader from 2011 to 2014, before being unceremoniously bumped from Congress in a primary in his Richmond, Virginia, district, where he had served since 2001. The unexpected loss was a Guinness record… Read More ›

Electrifying America Like the New Deal

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, May 1, 2021. Expenditures by the federal government are not necessarily expenses qua expenses but, rather, are often investments in the nation’s future prosperity, particularly those dedicated to children, families, education. Social Security… Read More ›