A Teaching Moment

There’s a teaching moment in all the uproar over events at the Lincoln Memorial a week ago Friday. But what is it? The privilege and racism of white suburban Catholic boys? Trump-inspired disrespect of Native Americans and indigenous cultures? Confrontation and suppression of Free Speech? The polarization of politics? The power and danger of social […]

Remembering Dolores Noll

Word came to me yesterday that Dolores Noll, a dear friend, passed away on Tuesday morning, January 8th. I met Dolores in 1975 and worked with her until about 1980 at Kent State University’s Kent Gay Liberation Front (KGLF) where she was Faculty Advisor. Then later we teamed up again at Cleveland’s Lesbian-Gay Community Service […]

Cuba’s Odd ‘Dictatorship’

I hadn’t planned another post on Cuba after marking the revolution’s 60th anniversary on Friday. Then today I came upon a column in the New York Times that begged for comment. Jon Lee Anderson writes in “Cuba’s Next Transformation” about a nationwide referendum to be held next month in Cuba to adopt a new national Constitution. […]

The Cuban Revolution: 60 Years & Counting

The first week of 2019 is drawing to a close. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention a huge milestone this week. New Years Day marked the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution. It’s still going strong despite many challenges, including the 56-year embargo. You have to know that Cuba’s tenacity just rankles the […]

A Working-Class Perspective on Politics Today

Guest Author: David Rowlands Introduction Today I welcome guest author David Rowlands. David and I are longtime friends going back to my college years. We met while doing political work together at Kent State University. David is former member of the United States Socialist Workers Party (SWP), not to be confused with a party of […]

Life 2.0

Happy New Year! Amazingly, 2019 has arrived. As many do on New Years, I’m reflecting on where I’ve been and where I’m going. I’m also 65, which is big milestone in life. I plan a number of personal changes and will share some of this journey here. To begin, I’ve created a new section on […]