Bill Clinton, Hillary’s Campaign and #BlackLivesMatter

  Former President Bill Clinton's "spirited defense"  of his 1994 Crime Bill and his record on civil rights during an event for his wife's Presidential campaign was inspired by either his ego or as a calculated effort at appealing to white voters that Hillary's campaign is currently not attracting.  In either case, it was a misstep--one that the … Continue reading Bill Clinton, Hillary’s Campaign and #BlackLivesMatter

Me For Lee!

I made it into the newspaper this morning--if anonymously. In the annual story on the silly write-in ballots during the November elections, it was discovered that: "The late Lee Alexander, a former Syracuse mayor who spent time in prison for corruption, received a vote for county executive." That was my ballot. I voted the straight … Continue reading Me For Lee!

This Is What They Mean By “Off Year Election”

Local elections result in politicians gaining offices that have an immediate impact on our daily lives: streets paved and plowed, criminals arrested, house fires put out, school children educated--or not, taxes levied for all these things . . . and much more. Yet, people don't really pay attention to any of these things, preferring to … Continue reading This Is What They Mean By “Off Year Election”

Mike Huckabee on Natalie Portman’s Pregnancy–Anti-Semitic?

Once and future (?) Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the following comments on single motherhood, one quite recently: "People see a Natalie Portman who boasts, 'We're not married but we're having these children and they're doing just fine. ... I think it gives a distorted image. It's unfortunate that we glorify and glamorize the idea … Continue reading Mike Huckabee on Natalie Portman’s Pregnancy–Anti-Semitic?