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The Texas Secession: Legally Dividing America

This report on America’s ongoing Third Civil War is being conducted through The Atlantic time capsule issue from December 2019 entitled: “How to Stop a Civil War.” The initial blog covered Editor Jeffrey Goldberg’s explanation for the issue and David Frum’s Dispatch from the electoral front-lines as he saw it back in 2019. The world […]

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America’s Third Civil War: An Update

America’s Third Civil War is unfolding in unexpected ways. Previously I had blogged that the 2020 Presidential election would be our Battle of Gettysburg (He Really Could Stand in the Middle of 5th Avenue, Shoot Somebody, and Not Lose Voters 4/1/20) . It would be the moment when the conflict between the two sides of […]

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When Did Indians First Become Indigenous?

When did Indians first become Indigenous? When were they first victimized? Before suggesting some dates, I provide again the following working definition of the term “Indigenous”: No general, internationally accepted definition of indigenous peoples exists. It is typical of indigenous populations that they do not represent the dominant population in the larger society of which […]

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2024 – Will It Be a William Jennings Bryan Threepeat?

Will the 2024 presidential election provide an opportunity for the outgoing President for a threepeat? In the history of the two-party system, few people have been presidential candidates three times. Henry Clay was during the first half of the 19th century but both before and after the Second Party system dominated. Franklin Roosevelt ran four […]

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Biden Becomes America’s Second Indigenous President: Who Knew?

Joe Biden has become America’s second Indigenous President. John Kennedy was the first. Who knew? It turns out based on the definition of “Indigenous” as an academic construct both the Irish and the Jews are Indigenous. No general, internationally accepted definition of indigenous peoples exists. It is typical of indigenous populations that they do not […]

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Africans Are Not Indigenous: Is That Racist?

To fully understand the term “Indigenous,” one needs to examine not only when the term is used but when it is not. This blog is a continuation of an analysis based on an “Exchange: which was published in the journal of the American Historical Association (AHA) [Violence and Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and […]

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Could Elizabeth Warren Have Won?

Could Elizabeth Warren Have Won?

For Democrats, leaving Donald Trump in office is not only good politics – it is the best chance for fundamental realignment of American politics in more than a generation. Mr. Trump is three years into destroying what we know as the Republican Party. Another two years just might finish it off. Trumpism spells electoral doom […]

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$421 Million Go Fund Me Donald Trump Bailout Account

$421 Million Go Fund Me Donald Trump Bailout Account

The only way to effectively communicate is in a language the other person understands. This simple truism often is obscured, neglected, or rejected in political (lack of) dialog today. “We have a failure to communicate” because we are not speaking the same language even if the discourse is in English and all the words are […]

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Alternate Realities: Science Fiction and the 2020 Election

We are a storytelling species. Sometimes the stories we tell take place in the future. Those stories are really about the present. Our actual ability to accurately predict the future (no one predicts the past!) isn’t very good. Remember 2001 A Space Odyssey? Now that year is known for 9/11 and there is no Pan […]

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