Many will give thanks this Thanksgiving for their freedom while others will give thanks to family and close friends. I give thanks this year to a woman, a Boston-based historian and radio consultant as well as a professor.
Three days before the holiday where we here in America are expected to feast, rejoice, and give thanks, the parents of a dead child were given the news that the man who killed their son will face no punishment for his actions.
In our complex, contemporary America, finding reasons to give thanks, especially in wake of Ferguson, are becoming more and more elusive.
What's happening in Ferguson, and rattling the cages of strained municipalities throughout the country, is, of course, about our complicated and corrosive attitudes about race. And yes, always and forever when it comes to public safety and the senseless loss of life on American streets, it's about guns.
America is not a civilized society and the concept of equality for all its citizens is exactly that; a concept. In fact, what America really has always been is a nation founded on the principles of apartheid, or the policy of racial segregation and political and economic discrimination against non-whites.
Over the past few days, both before and after the St. Louis County grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has made waves over his racially insensitive statements regarding Michael Brown's death and criminal statistics within the black community.
Sen. Bernie Sanders called Congress's $440 billion plan to cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations crazy, and urged President Obama to veto the bill.
President Obama took a few jabs at Republican claims that he was abusing his executive authority during the presidential turkey pardon. Obama even joked that he knew that some people would call the turkey pardon amnesty.
Almost half a million people signed up for Obamacare in one week.
Thousands of protesters in 170 American cities participated in rallies and marches Tuesday night to not only show their solidarity with Ferguson protesters, but to also display their outrage at the racial injustice apparent in the nation's broken legal system.
The consequence of President Obama turning the tables and using the Republican just say no strategy against them is that the president has completely shattered Boehner and McConnell's agenda.
Fischer said, "the chances were very good...there was a demonic presence...inside Michael Brown" I don't think so. I think we all know what the problem is
December 7, 1941, the date of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is not the only " horrific event that can be characterized, as it was at the time by President Roosevelt, as "A date which will live in infamy." Add Monday, November 24th, to that infamous roster.
Most of what passes for newspapers these days are embarrassingly partisan rags and feature, above all else, totally irresponsible right-wing opinion detritus hardly worth a second glance. U.S. dailies are little more than Republican propaganda sheets.
As cities across the nation either burn or shut down because of protests, conservatives jump in and express their opinion about the revolt in Ferguson and across the nation. Sites like The Blaze allow hate on their comments section by gun-totting thugs to express their feelings and divide themselves from understanding the pain and suffering from people of color who feel that there is no justice being a person of color. Comments like:
After pro-immigration hecklers interrupted President Obama's speech in Chicago. The president listened to the hecklers then pointed out to them that they either don't have the facts or have not been paying attention.
President Obama is threatening to veto a congressional plan that would give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to corporations.
When discussing how the legal system continuously seems to not work when it comes to men of color being killed by police officers, attorney Benjamin Crump said, "The process is broken. The process needs to be indicted."
Representative Peter King (R-NY) told Fox Business on Tuesday that the way to fix this Ferguson deal is for President Obama to invite Darren Wilson over to sort of make up for months of "smear and slander".
John Boehner out did his usual incompetence today by appointing a Republican to a committee that doesn't actually exist.