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“In a Poem Unlimited” or how to make good political art

Political art is easy to do badly, especially in music. Lay the message out and it becomes ham-fisted, something to use to preach to...

Democrat Doug Jones pulls off a shocking win in Alabama

(Doug Jones, likely Alabama's new Senator. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.) If historical trends meant anything establishment Republican and interim senator Luther Strange should have won...

President Trump wins the latest round in the travel ban fight

(Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was one of two justices that opposed temporarily allowing President Trump's travel ban. Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore.) On Dec....

The things that aren’t sacred in America

(Greenwood, 1921 - a wealthy and largely Black Tulsa neighborhood - up in flames due to the rioting of nearby white communities. Courtesy of...

Trump courts familiar controversies in Phoenix

Photo: Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking at a Trump rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr. Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, President Trump...

Trump promises change in Afghanistan policy, but change is unlikely

Photo:US President Donald Trump meeting with General Joseph Votel. Courtesy of US Central Command. After a tumultuous week President Trump had spent on an on-and-off...

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice Switches Political Parties

Photo: West Virginia Governor Jim Justice at the State of the State address in 2017. Courtesy of Governor Jim Justice's Flickr page. Gov. Justice's political...

Trump Rolls Back Obama’s Cuba Policies

Former President Barack Obama opened up relations between the US and Cuba after about 5 decades of embargo but now President Trump will roll...

Trump’s Travel Ban: the Second Round of Legal Bouts Begin

Two district court judges have stopped President Donald Trump's second travel ban for being unconstitutional, but this time the Trump administration is determined to...

House Republicans Push for Ethics Committee Changes But Get Pushed Back

(Representative Bob Goodlatte, who proposed the changes to the Office of Congressional Ethics) The Republican majority in the House of Representatives rang in the new...