Michael Cohen: Exhibit A, of Civic Virtue

I witnessed the House Oversight Committee’s Hearing, where former attorney and now convicted felon, Michael Cohen testified, on February 27, 2019. Chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings. (D) Maryland, it was well- conducted, in my opinion. I thought it astounding in content and execution. As important was Mr. Cohen’s mea culpa moment that revealed the man’s […]

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Ambassador Nikki Haley, GOP Shinning Star, Crushed by Trump’s Black Hole

Whether one works for, or otherwise fraternitizies with Donald Trump’s Family Administration, the outcome is predictable. Early and inevitable. Usually the take out is swift and messy. Bystanders get splattered in the mauling, but they become desensitized sooner than later. For mid-level staff the monthly feedings are intolerable. Reportedly, initial signs of PTSD pop up […]

Star Buck$, an Expression, a Piñata and Police

Today it’s Starbucks’ turn for caustic opprobrium. It’s their turn to be piñata of the day, because there were more decent customers than others, in the coffeehouse, and a woman was adroit enough to use the most feared weapon in America -a cellphone. I’m not worried about the two Black men victimized. They are smart […]

Is Trump White House Implosion Telling Us What We Don’t Want To Hear?

I couldn’t believe what Mica Brzezinski just said on MSNBC, Morning Joe. The particular question was about the perception of lies and strife coming out of the White House, and whether there’s precedent for that. She piped that there is, and referenced President Clinton’s lies about his affair (denials during Ken Star’s White Water investigation […]

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, Someone Dolefully Said

June 27, 2017 By Leyland A. King  Yesterday it was casually announced that NFL Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders, in partnership with the Koch brothers’ political arms, will create a funnel to provide economic and other assistance to the poor in Dallas, Texas.  The photos linked to the release, together with crafted statements could not […]

When Public Officials Misplace Loyalty, Institutions Collapse

Today, like many Americans, I took the time to witness the Senate Intelligence Committee at work. They did their inquiry as best they could, under the circumstances. By under the circumstances, I mean their determined efforts to get to the truth of various, potentially criminal matters affecting the Trump Administration, only to be stymied by […]

Name it and it Shall be: globalization and new Fears

Common knowledge it is that words have different meanings to different people at particular times and circumstances, as well. Not so clear, are connections between words and emotive reactions they provoke. One may swoon or evidence physically aggressive behaviors, not to just what was said, but to their understanding of the statement. For brevity and […]

The Big White Ghetto: America’s Useful Secret

Today, while preparing some notes on another subject, it occurred to me that the state of Kentucky, U.S ranks near the bottom of human well-being scales on every measure: adult literacy, higher education, household income and others. Thirty-two percent of the families live below the federal poverty level thus qualifying for federal assistance.  Welfare. http://theweek.com/articles/452321/appalachia-big-white-ghetto How could this be, […]

Other Than the Glass Ceiling, what else must be Smashed?

First posted as “Is Feminism Mindful of Anything, Other Than the Glass Ceiling?” This article, I thought, should be reposted.I want to keep it fresh in memory because of this fact: in pre-industrial transport of materiel, we suffered horses, camels, elephants as our beasts of burden. And oh,yes as terrors of war. In the case […]