Our topic for today: three stories and a letter.
The stories all made recent headlines. The first was about the state of Florida posthumously pardoning the Groveland Four, a group of African-American men who suffered torture, prison and murder after being falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1949.
This is a column about some black people.
Not all, thank goodness. Not even most.
As a general rule, I don't curse a lot.
Should Donald Trump be impeached?
That he will be seems likely as Democrats take control of the House of Representatives, the chamber where impeachment proceedings begin. That he deserves to be is similarly self-evident.
On the last night of the Republican National Convention in 1988, the candidate sought to impart to the country a vision of the America it could be.
I said it before, I'll say it again.
"As this country becomes blacker, browner, gayer, younger, more Hispanic and more Muslim, it is increasingly the case that the GOP cannot win if all voters vote."
No one even knows how many girls there were.
The United States is composed of 329 million people spread over 3.8 million square miles. In population and landmass, it's a pretty big place.
So now Michelle Obama finally tells her truth.
Maybe this is futile. After all, there's little point in talking back to a deranged person, especially if he is dead.
"The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw in character." -- Lyndon Johnson
"They are a sort of assassins..." -- John Quincy Adams
"What are these politicians going to do for us?"
I have a question for white people.
A word for young people, people of color and, in particular, young people of color:
The Republicans are scared of you.
Here's what gets me about progressives.
They never seem to realize that they are the majority. Yet on issue after issue, the polling consistently shows that they are.
The other day, a woman confessed to me that she's a Republican.
Let's get something straight: Men are not the victims here.
Gina Sosa is not impressed by attempted rape.
For a man who places such a premium on loyalty, Donald Trump inspires remarkably little.
A few words about the political integrity of John McCain.
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