Now that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rocketed into the national spotlight as result of her stunning primary victory over incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in New York’s 14th Congressional District, what’s the message for national politics? How did this young woman, who […]
It’s Republican presidential primary “game time”, and where the party’s candidates stand on the proper role of judges in our representative democracy could not be a more important – or, in most respects, a more unifying – issue. All GOP […]
Ironically, for a presidency allegedly ushering in a post-racial America, the actions of the White House indicate the Obama Administration considers political manipulation of race to be a practice that’s too big to fail.
In March 5th 1770 a black patriot named Crispus Attucks was the first to give his life in the fight for freedom against the British. One hundred years later in 1870, five years after the end of slavery, black patriots […]
There’s an interesting storyline playing out in the corridors of the Capitol this week. Yes, Congress is in its fall recess, members having returned home for the last stretch of campaigning before that first Tuesday in November. But all is […]
Several weeks ago, I visited one of my older siblings who owns’ a Floral Shop in the inner city of Rochester, New York. Although I had been back to Rochester several times since leaving there in 1969: that Rochester where […]