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Monday September 26, 2022
Ron Jacobs
Ron Jacobs

  • August 04, 2022

    American exceptionalism

    I suppose I should be surprised by the ease with which the White House, the Pentagon, Nato and the ever more useless US Congress convinced much of...

  • July 25, 2022

    The forever lockup

    There’s a rather descriptive phrase used to describe those who end up in prisons, jails and penitentiaries in the United States. Two words make up...

  • July 06, 2022

    Freedom?

    In the past couple years, some companies and public agencies have begun to address systemic racism in the United States. These efforts came as a...

  • May 28, 2022

    Ban the guns

    I haven’t fired a gun since I was nineteen years old. It was a .22 caliber pistol with a long barrel and a wooden grip. I held it with two hands...

  • November 23, 2021

    Fair game

    The Rittenhouse trial was a political trial. The far-right knew it could manipulate the evidence in its favor, especially given the nature of stand...

  • July 21, 2020

    Feminist city

    The world we live in is a world built primarily through a male lens. This can be seen in film and on television, in politics and academia. The...

  • January 20, 2020

    Harming the family

    The United States is a hard place to raise children these days. Most parents, no matter what social and economic status they hold, discover just how...

  • January 04, 2020

    Hindsight

    The last ten years have not been pretty. The chaotic hopes implicit in the Occupy movement in the US were dashed by the reactionary response...

  • December 30, 2019

    The power of song

    Woody Guthrie wrote the words “This guitar kills fascists” on his guitar. Victor Jara was murdered by the Chilean military authorities during...

  • September 10, 2019

    Battle for existence

    Author Christopher Ketcham opens his book ‘This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption are Ruining the American West’ with...