Category Archives: my own thoughts

Trump’s doppelganger from colonial New Mexico bodes difficult decades ahead for US

If Trump had a doppelganger in history, it was probably Don Diego de Peñalosa, Governor of colonial New Mexico from 1661 to 1664.  If history repeats itself, we may be able to learn something about our future.   Colonial New … Continue reading

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Red Nation, Blue Nation: Predictions for the Trump Years and Beyond

The cultural divide between Red and Blue will grow stronger and more distinct. Gerrymandering has  already polarized the political arena over the past twenty years. This has framed the public debate into two choices:  left and right. With social media, each side … Continue reading

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Gratitude for the Water Protectors

It’s astounding that 10,000 people converged on the open plain, with no water, food, sanitation, or housing, and worked together to make it all happen.  The first camp was started by Standing Rock youth.   Hundreds of other tribes from … Continue reading

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Dakota Access’s Trail of Broken Laws

There are several laws and regulations designed specifically to prevent the kind of conflict the world is witnessing at Standing Rock.  Energy Transfer Partners and the US Army Corp willfully ignored these laws and created the current crisis.  While thousands … Continue reading

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Letter to Obama: Pardon Leonard Peltier

November 18, 2016 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, I write to you to request the pardon of Leonard Peltier. Leonard Peltier was a community organizer just like you.  In a time of … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Converted Conservative

The election of Donald Trump is a national embarrassment, tragedy, and nightmare. He is not just another Republican, another politician.  He is not McCain, Bush, or Romney.  He is a racist, misogynist, and bully.  His behavior is an affront to … Continue reading

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The Case for Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist who currently sits in federal prison, serving two life terms for the murders of two FBI agents.  For the last four decades, Native Americans across the country have petitioned the out-going president to … Continue reading

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