Martin Luther King
We Do Not Have a Political Problem, We Have an Empathy Problem
Last Friday during Bill Maher's "New Rule" segment, the comedian and political commentator encapsulated the new Republican philosophy of brazen cruelty and total lack of empathy. Calling the philosophy "What Would a Dick Do?" Maher ran through the Trump administration's decision ...read more
Martin Luther King Jr: A Lesson in Courage in the Face of Bigotry
Dr. Martin Luther King burst on the national scene as the recognized leader of the Civil Rights Movement from 1955-1968, and what followed was a lifelong commitment to social, racial and human justice with relentless activism. Dr. King helped a nation see its contradictions, ...read more
Bristol Palin: Sarah Palin's Speech Didn't Suck Because Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sarah Palin is in serious damage control mode following her speech last weekend at the Iowa Freedom Summit. And she should be. But, once again, she's doing the wrong thing. Rather than hunkering down and resolving to better prepare for her speeches and to actually study the ...read more
Modern Republicans Have No Claim to Martin Luther King
If Jesus Christ was alive today, he would be horrified by much of what passes for the religion he created. Many who claim to be 'Christians' are so far removed from Christ's message that he would have to publicly denounce them or change his name completely. Likewise, many of ...read more
The Vicious Cycle of Slavery and Racism is Still Not Over in America
We learned today that the Supreme Court has struck down a key part of the Civil Rights electoral law designed to protect minority voters. The decision, as described by Al Sharpton, effectively "canceled the dream” of Martin Luther King Jr. The Voting Rights act was, as ...read more
7 Reasons Nobody Likes Mitt Romney
By Ben Cohen: Poor Mitt Romney. The soon to be elected Republican Presidential candidate is outspending his closest rival Rick Santorum by incredible sums (in the Chicago media market, an astonishing ratio of 20:1), yet his victory margins are dismal in comparison. No matter ...read more
Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2011: How Long? Not Long.
Our God Is Marching On! March 25, 1965. Montgomery, Ala. My dear and abiding friends, Ralph Abernathy, and to all of the distinguished Americans seated here on the rostrum, my friends and co-workers of the state of Alabama, and to all of the freedom-loving people who have ...read more