Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Jackson Assault Proves Again the GOP Plays for Keeps.

March 27, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Ketanji Brown Jackson by every legal and judicial standard is almost a judicial central casting SCOTUS pick. Her credentials are impeccable. She has garnered loads of awards for legal acumen. She was confirmed by the Senate, which included several GOP senators, three times. She has a near storybook, compelling personal life experience... [Read more...]

Music Documentary; The Torch.

March 27, 2022 by  
Filed under Ent., Music, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) (**1/2) “Before you leave, teach someone to drive.” That advice from a former boss at an auto shop best expresses blues legend Buddy Guy’s destiny. This is not the definitive Buddy Guy bio/doc. That distinction goes to Buddy Guy: The Blues Chase the Blues Away, which appeared on PBS in 2021. This nonfiction film has... [Read more...]

‘I’m sorry, (Judge) Jackson’.

March 25, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) I am for real. The political theater surrounding the historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court has often been equally amusing and frustrating, especially because the outcome is pre-determined given Democratic control of the Senate. The only suspense is whether any Republicans will vote for her. Presidents... [Read more...]

Sen. Mike Braun puts his foot in his mouth.

March 25, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Oh, Sen. Mike Braun, what are we going to do with you? On March 22, Braun held a press call where he discussed the hearings of Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and judicial activism — especially as it relates to the conservative go-to issue of the last four decades, Roe v. Wade. Braun said he believed the U.S. Supreme... [Read more...]

Ukraine: The Politics Behind Joe Biden’s Reluctance to ‘Do More’.

March 25, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Both political parties accuse President Joe Biden of not doing more to help Ukraine, of not supplying the Ukrainians with fighter jets and of emphasizing “what he won’t do” to help “rather than what he will do.” The criticism is warranted. But look at it from Biden’s perspective or, more precisely,... [Read more...]

It’s Not Too Late to Revoke Dangerous Concessions to Iran.

March 24, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) It was reported this week that negotiations aimed at restoring the 2015 Iran nuclear deal were “back on track” in Vienna following a brief pause that resulted from Russia’s sudden imposition of new demands related to the sanctions on its invasion of Ukraine. Moscow asked that the United States provide guarantees that those... [Read more...]

Who Says Democrats are Soft on Crime?

March 24, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Frank Abrokwa is the repeat offender who, to the shock of many, was released after smearing his own feces on the face of a woman waiting in a Bronx subway station. Apparently, nothing on his long rap sheet required bail under New York State’s bail reform laws. My friend Don expressed outrage on Abrokwa’s revolving... [Read more...]

Is Putin a War Criminal?

March 24, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) President Joseph R. Biden caused a stir in the media last week when he called Russian President Vladimir Putin “a war criminal.” Biden’s statement was apparently made to capitalize on the government’s and the American media’s monolithic anti-Russian messaging. Is Putin a war criminal? In a word:... [Read more...]

The Hidden Link Between Corporate Greed and Inflation.

March 23, 2022 by  
Filed under Business, Money, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) Inflation! Inflation! Everyone’s talking about it, but ignoring one of its biggest causes: corporate concentration. Now, prices are undeniably rising. In response, the Fed is about to slow the economy — even though we’re still 2 million jobs short of where we were before the pandemic, and millions of American workers won’t... [Read more...]

Women’s History Month Sees Historic Progress For Black Women In America.

March 23, 2022 by  
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Tweet (ThyBlackMan.com) “From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who... [Read more...]

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