Commentary A Daily Kos reader responded to a recent Around the Block about voter suppression lamenting “sarcastic diaries*” like mine, I guess, while “…still waiting for someone who has an ingenious solution.” I believe it will take more than “ingenuity.” (*”Diary” is the Daily Kos term for a story.) I frequently re-post Around the BlockContinue reading ““I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!””
Commentary With GOP-led voter suppression bills spreading around Red States like wild-fire, Around the Block asks, are they really going as far as they should? Well, it’s official – my adopted state of Florida has joined a growing list of Republican-led states in making it more difficult to vote. The Florida law, signed by theContinue reading “If you can’t ‘beat em,’ ‘cheat em!’”
Commentary Bad Things…Worse Things…Strange Things Many Around the Block readers know that I spend a fair amount of time in Knoxville, Tennessee. Why? Well, it’s not just because Knoxville is a pleasant, mid-size city set at the foot of the picturesque Smokey Mountains. It’s not because of its vibrant downtown scene centered around the mainContinue reading “Bad Cops, Confused Cops, Guns, Knoxville and My Oldest Friend”
News with a Twist Senate Minority Leader discusses his position in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Around the Block Around the Block: Good evening Senator McConnell. Thank you for agreeing to this sit down. This is an exciting moment for Around the Block and our readers.
Why would anyone think a building called a library should be built for an individual who probably never read a book or ever set foot in one?”
I’m writing about these two “esteemed” senators today because they’ve both recently been in the news – Cruz for his very publicized sojourn to the Southern border; Rubio for his not so well-known concerns about UFOs.
Social media posts carrying the hashtags #BoycottDelta, and #BoycottCocaCola have proliferated on Twitter, with #BoycottDelta one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter.
Why is #Boycott Delta being out tweeted by the others?
The baddest of the bad, Hamilton’s one-time idol and mentor, was the Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr, who challenged Hamilton to a duel and, in the process, killed him.
Guess who’s responsible for the filibuster?
You see, folks, on Thursday, March 25, 2021, thanks to the fine Republicans in Georgia’s legislature and to that model governor, Brian Kemp, the lights went out in Georgia.
Many of you may remember the great Sesame Street song, “One Of These Things Is Not Like The Others.” Incongruously, I thought of that song as I watched, and then read, the coverage of yet another mass shooting in America, this time in Boulder, Colorado.