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I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Three

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Mr. Trump apparently tapped into this deep-seated, Southern brand of rancor and resentment – the feelings of hatred, bigotry, misogyny, and yes, racism, too, whether overt or covert – in short, the ugliness of it all! – and in the process, unleashed the beast within, the worst in our already tarnished (white) nature. The rest is history. Read More »

I am Ashamed to be an American, Part Two

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If only someone had miraculously turned back the clock to the good ol' days of slavery, or at least to the pre-Civil Rights era, everything would have been just fine. No one was complaining back then, not even the poor whites, for they were still far better off than the blacks and the rest of us who had trickled in afterwards. Read More »

I am Ashamed to be an American, Part One

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I’m ashamed to be an American, an Italian-American, a Hispanic-American, an African-American, what have you. If there’s got to be an “American” suffix to complete the descriptor of my national identity, then I have to resign myself from now on to wear it as a badge of dishonor; and so should you! Read More »

Trump Won, Get Over It

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To all the college students, celebrities, protesters, and social justice warriors crying over the election, let's get one thing straight: you aren't as special as you think you are. Get over it. Read More »

Donald Trump in the White House: The New Abnormal

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Whom did we elect? Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? The guy who tweeted that “professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!” or the guy who, the next morning, reversed himself with “love the fact that small groups of protesters have passion for our great country"? Read More »