We almost saw history remade in 2016. Back in 1932, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected President in the midst of the Great Depression where capitalism had come very, very close to destroying […]
There are many other journalists who have provided lengthy details of the assault upon the sovereign Sioux, and their allies, upon Sioux land – journalists who have had the opportunity to be there first hand. What I seek to provide here is context.
“One, two, three, fah!” Like Dylan’s electric snare crack or Johnny Cash introducing himself to a room full of convicts, it’s a totemic moment in pop history. While Johnny Cash rehearsed his […]
WHERE DO I BEGIN? Where does anyone? The beginning, I suppose. It seems silly to dwell on something for so long but every now and then, when the sun is setting in […]
We await the crisis. It could be economic. It could be a terrorist attack within the United States. It could be widespread devastation caused by global warming. It could be nationwide unrest […]
Late in the election campaign, as Donald Trump hammered home his vile attacks on people of color, immigrants, Muslims, women; as he beefed up support among the worst racist elements including the […]
Early this fall, out-of-state IU student Joseph DiBenedetto published an online petition requesting that Mayor Hamilton “put an end to the homeless people in Peoples Park in Bloomington.”  The petition drew nearly […]
I’m taking an intermission from my Beatles reviews with a memory. When I was six years old we took a field trip to see the play version of “Pinocchio”, a story about […]
It all started with a Twitter post. Or, rather a series of posts from a Tennessee man, Josh Raby, who took an April trip to a McDonald’s location to buy a milkshake. […]
So I, like many Americans, were shocked to wake up on November 9th to the fact that we elected Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States. I had written an extensive article on why I wouldn’t vote for Hillary and how she manages to be an even worse president than Trump, so it was an uncomfortable and disturbing relief.