Criminal Justice Reform U.S.A.

An Awful Demonstration of Cruelty, Timidity, and Aversion to Change. Normal indicators suggest that Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) is not among priorities even on the Trump administration’s D- list. One might rightly conclude that the time and money expended so far, is either to appease the system’s critics or foot-drag the issue to 2020. Some […]

Making of the World we Crave

When does a refugee camp become a neighborhood, a town or a city? What moment transforms it from temporary shelter to  permanent domicile? How many years of prayer before a tent is a home? Not a minimum security prison, crowded  pens, or perennial coups. How many silent years? How many long despairing years? Outdoor warehouses […]

Today I Wondered What Women’s Worlds Look Like

I cannot say that I know exactly what prompted me to write about this. I respect the fact that lots of women are doing excellent advocacy, writing persuasively and causing change in some circumstances affecting women’s lives across the planet. Though I give deference women’s voices on the issue, it’s my studied belief that this […]

The Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing as a Teaching Aid

I can’t even imagine a situation where someone is being interviewed for ANY job, and the cadidate behaves like an overly stimulated pig, yet demands that he gets that job. Insult to injury, a member of the team, joins the intemperate pig and also insults the panel, threatens them and the dithering, toothless, chair sits, […]

FoxNews, Personal Integrity and the Absence of Political Leadership

This is my blog and my voice. I manage my blog for free and would never publish hate or lies. I refuse to believe that an ant can’t get an elephant’s attention, if he, the ant, is nasty, dogged enough, persistently annoying and able to call up a swarm. I thought that would be an […]

Revolution Begins With Awareness

Revolution Begins With Awareness BlueGadfly.com Leyland A.King July 13, 2018 Reply to a fb post I am sorry that you didn’t seize the opportunity to challenge what appeared to be a mistaken opinion. I hope that they set aside positions stemming from frustration. I believe that Black people are oppressed and treated as non-citizens. Civil […]

If Only Tucker Carlson Would Read or Listen

Tucker Carlson works at FoxNews. He talks. What he disseminates would be unacceptably deficient at most high school student-volunteer broadcast rooms. Yet, he talks. Carlson has knocked about television talk shows as a guest representing conservative political views. A few times he hosted short-lived shows. In the sphere of broadcasting, Carlson has never been someone […]