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While the whole world watches Tuesday’s Alabama US Senate election, race-based battles behind the scenes could decide the outcome.

They focus on likely ...

Notes from the Birmingham Mall

 

A bi-racial, multi-generational grassroots uprising is trying to turn Alabama, the Reddest state in the Deep South, Blue in Tuesday's special...

When I was teaching myself how to write, when I was about 20 to 25, I churned out (and threw out) all kinds of autobiographies. I wrote glorified diaries. I fictionalized my friends and...

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Monday, 11 December 2017

It started with the soft, mellifluous chords of an electric organ in the basement hall of the 16th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama two blocks north and east of the 4th Avenue headquarters where the African American organizers...

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04 December 2017
Everyone loves a good magic trick.  The magician Harlan Tarbell noted that magic is all based in the art of misdirection.  Misdirection is simply the form of...
10 December 2017

Sun Tzu, whose book, The Art of War, was written some 2,500 years ago during a period of constant war, and popularized in the...

08 December 2017

For actor/activist James Cromwell and other ecologists, December 7, 2017 is another date that will live in infamy, as a Pearl Harbor Day for bald eagles,...

08 December 2017

Donald Trump is tweeting about a particular spot in Hawaii. He visited it recently on his way to threaten war in Asia. It’s a big feature this week in lots...

27 November 2017

Introduction

 

When I began this essay I thought I aimed at a rather modest target, but the “story grew...

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03 June 2017

Election Integrity.2
Urgent Election Reforms for the 2018 Midterms
(that Circumvent Media Silence):...

11 December 2017

It started with the soft, mellifluous chords of an electric organ in the basement hall of the 16th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama two blocks...

10 December 2017

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s narrative ballet The Nutcracker, based on E.T.A. Hoffmann’s children’s story about magical mice, sugarplum fairies, toy...