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9 months ago

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I think it’s time to share this photo. It’s called, “The Soiling of Old Glory,” and it was taken by photographer Stanley Forman on April 5, 1976 in Boston. At the time, the courts had ordered the desegregation of Boston schools through busing, and there was a racist protest of the law. This photo comes…

The Trumpacalypse

12 months ago

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Please note that in this essay, I speak of radical fundamentalists and in no way do I categorize any religion or group with their most extreme elements. We were created. It stands to reason that we must be destroyed. As the old saying goes, “Nothing is certain except death and taxes.” “Ashes to ashes and…

I Stand On My Knees

1 year ago

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One of the arguments that has popped up against football players kneeling in protest against racial injustice and police brutality is that these men are clearly not being treated unjustly. After all, they are millionaires playing a game, as the argument goes. I always know that I’m on the wrong side of an argument if…

Newport Irish

2 years ago

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Welcome to March, a very busy month here in Newport. March is Irish Heritage Month, culminating in St. Patrick’s Day and the parade. Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is the fourth largest in the nation and the longest continually-running St. Patrick’s Day parade in the nation as well! Today, in honor of Irish Heritage Month…