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 Introduction Today I welcome a 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 the […]

Just Sayin’ 2.0.1

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 another big milestone in life. I plan a number of personal changes, some of which I will share here. And my Just Sayin’ 2.0 blog is setting forth on […]

Single-Payer Healthcare

President Trump wrote an op-ed column in USA Today this morning. I certainly didn’t expect this — and he even used words like “eviscerate.” I’m impressed. Regardless who really wrote it, the piece attacked ‘Medicare for All,’ a proposal put forward by Bernie Sanders and apparently endorsed by 123 Democrats in the House (H.R.676) and […]

The Facebook Hack

My sister reported trouble getting into Facebook the past few days — which I’ll be helping with — and then we got to talking about the Facebook hack this week. I’ve been so busy I’ve barely paid attention to the Kavanaugh brouhaha let alone Facebook. After we spoke I read a bit online and then […]

The Death Penalty

I have been opposed to the Death Penalty my whole life. I have various reasons, one of which is powerfully demonstrated in this clip from the Today Show aired yesterday on NBC. Valentino Dixon spent 27 years in Attica for a murder he didn’t commit. The actual killer confessed two days after Dixon was arrested, plus […]

Don’t You Just Hate It When…

Pet Peeves. We all have them. You know, those little things — sometimes big things! — that just irritate in that special way.  It’s best to just take them in stride, but… Not so easy. Here are a few of mine, in no particular order (well maybe just a little in order). It’s not an […]

Thou Shalt Not Love

≡ Gay Video of the Week Prejudice and bigotry against peoples of color, Jews, immigrants and others is rooted in class society where the ruling class needs to keep the working class divided against itself. The idea is divide and conquer, basically, so that workers will see each other as the problem and not the […]