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Blackbeard’s Ghost

Last night, Arlo and I watched the 1968 Disney film Blackbeard’s Ghost, starring Peter Ustinov, Suzanne Pleshette, and Dean “the poor man’s Jimmy Stewart” Jones… After having spent about 20 minutes sorting through our options, we’d narrowed it down to two movies, and Arlo decided against Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood, having […]

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Reverend Dr. William Barber II on reclaiming the moral high ground and building a majority coalition around issues of social justice

Reverend Dr. William Barber II, the North Carolina minister who founded the Forward Together moral movement, is in the press today. It would seem that a young man in his group was arrested yesterday in Charlotte, at one of Barber’s Moral Monday events, for putting voter registration information on the windshields of parked cars. As […]

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How do we reconcile these two visions for America’s future?

In the wake of this incredibly divisive campaign season which we just lived though, I can’t help but wonder whether our nation has a reasonable chance of surviving this perfect storm which has arisen around us, having been fed for so long by the forces of paranoia, fear, environmental volatility, and economic uncertainty, which are […]

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The subject of poverty finally makes its way into the presidential campaign

As I’ve mentioned before, I was born in Lexington, Kentucky, the day before Robert Kennedy arrived there to begin his tour of Appalachia. I don’t know that it explains why, over the course of my life, I’ve been so drawn to Kennedy, but it’s an odd coincidence, I think, and I find it hard to […]

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On wanting the ghost of RFK to visit Obama like Jacob Marley visited Scrooge

I was just lamenting to my friend Pete yesterday that we didn’t have any leaders today like Robert Kennedy. Apparently others are thinking along the same lines. The following clip comes from an opinion piece by former Senate staffer Brent Budowsky: …I believe there is now an economically unpatriotic wing of the GOP. They express […]

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