May 1971 Vietnam Protest in D.C. – comparison w/today

History lesson – May 1971

by Will Bunch in Philadelphia Inquirer – Jan 13th, 2021


Philadelphia Police carry a protester away from a July 4, 1966 anti-Vietnam War protest held at Independence Hall. A new study proves police are twice as likely to break up a left-wing demonstration than a right-wing one, like Wednesday’s […]

Whatabout that 70 Million?

Here are ten vignettes exploring the issues:

Vignette #1: by JuanPa@jpbrammer

“So I’m a Mexican American from a poor, rural (mostly white) town in Oklahoma. Missing from this debate? How poor whites see themselves. If you’re wondering how poor, exploited white people could vote for a dude with a golden elevator who will fuck them […]

Jan 8th, 2021

by Heather Cox Richardson – Jan. 8th, 2021


More information continues to emerge about the events of Wednesday. They point to a broader conspiracy than it first appeared. Calls for Trump’s removal from office are growing. The Republican Party is tearing apart. Power in the nation is shifting almost by the minute.

[Please note […]

Trump v Raffensberger: Jan 2021

by Heather Cox Richardson – January 3, 2021 (Sunday)

************************** Today’s news starts yesterday, when Trump called Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to demand he overturn the results of the presidential election in Georgia and deliver the state to Trump. Raffensperger apparently recorded the call, keeping it handy in case Trump misrepresented it publicly. […]

Three cheers for socialism

by David Bentley Hart December 29, 2020 in Commonweal Magazine


Persons of a reflective bent all too often underestimate the enormous strength that truly abysmal ignorance can bring. Knowledge is power, of course, but—measured by a purely Darwinian calculus—too much knowledge can be a dangerous weakness. At the level of the social phenotype (so […]

Fighting COVID at home

(note: this information has not been confirmed yet by medical personnel, so use at your own risk) – ed



No one ever talks about how to fight Covid at home. I came down with Covid in November. I went to the hospital, running a fever of 103, a […]

Wounded Knee revisited

December 28, 2020 (Monday)

*******by Heather Cox Richardson*****************

On the clear, cold morning of December 29, 1890, on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, three U.S. soldiers tried to wrench a valuable Winchester away from a young Lakota man. He refused to give up his hunting weapon; it was the only thing standing between […]

Historical Snapshot

by Heather Cox Richardson -December 16, 2020 (Wednesday)


The reality that Joe Biden is about to become president and Kamala Harris is about to become vice president is sinking in across Washington, and today gave us some indications of what that’s going to mean.

Stories about what exactly happened in the Trump administration are […]

Business vs Government

by Richard @ Flexible Reality – Dec. 16th, 2020


When done correctly business, government, and religion can be powerful forces for human development and planetary viability. However, each can easily be perverted, misdirected, or become oppressive when used unwisely.

Government is the only one of these which is specifically empowered to regulate the others. […]

You must remember this: SCOTUS vs PAXTON et al

(Note: The filing to the Supreme Court from AG Paxton in Texas was rejected by the Court in a unanimous ruling Dec. 11th, 2020)

Historical parallels with today’s Republican Party

by Heather Cox Richardson – Dec 11th, 2020

****************************************** “Americans unhappy with the results of a presidential election have done precisely this before. It was called “secession,” and it occurred in 1860 when elite southern Democrats tried to destroy the United States of America rather than accept the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln to the […]

A litany of “why liberals think Trump supporters are stupid”

A litany of “why liberals think Trump supporters are stupid” Responses to an anguished question from a Trump supporter: ‘Why do liberals think Trump supporters are stupid?’ *********************** THE SERIOUS ANSWER: Here’s what the majority of anti-Trump voters honestly feel about Trump supporters en masse:

That when you saw a man who had owned a […]

Perched on a bubble

What’s holding up the COVID Relief Bill?

As explained by Rep. Katie Porter (D) CA – Dec. 9th, 2020 ****************************************************** “When I came to Congress, I knew I had a responsibility to pull back the curtain for the American people and expose corruption in real-time. So, I’m filling you in on Senator McConnell’s attempts over the last 8 days to tank a […]

Media conversions in the Canton/Woodstock Georgia area

For conversion of photos, music, and other data from 8 track, 8mm, reel to reel, VHS, or other to modern DVD format I strongly recommend this local company.


Why the Homestead Act of 1862 is important today

In 1860, a homestead bill providing Federal land grants to western settlers was passed by Congress only to be vetoed by President Buchanan. The Civil War removed the slavery issue because the Southern states had seceded from the Union. So finally, in 1862, the Homestead Act was passed and signed into law.

Southerners opposed the […]

On the issue of healing the political divide

Monster Makers

Unless Biden fights big money, he could pave the way for someone even worse than Trump.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 11th November 2020


It brought a tear to the eye and a hand to the heart. Joe Biden, in his acceptance speech, called for unity and healing. He would […]

The short history of the Confederacy

by Heather Cox Richardson – Nov. 14th, 2020


“In the 1850s, the Republican Party rose to stand against a small group of wealthy southern white slaveholders who had taken over the government. Those slaveholders made up only about 1% of the American South. They ran the Democratic Party, but they knew their system of […]

Electoral maps: Now & Then

Electoral Map for General Election 2020 – Nov. 7th, 2020

Lessons Unlearnt

Privatization, outsourcing, packed classrooms and a total government failure to make them safe expose schools to deadly levels of infection in the UK.

by George Monbiot in The Guardian – Posted: 10 Nov 2020 06:12 AM PST


Does anyone in power care? Shocking revelations about the government’s handling of the pandemic are either ignored […]