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 […]
Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. He will enter office with a slim Republican majority in the Senate, a definitive GOP majority in the House, and GOP […]
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 evening April trip to a McDonald’s location to buy a […]
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.