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Philip Dray and Capitol Men, the First Black Congressmen

On February 24, 2009, Philip Dray spoke at Boston University as part of the African American Studies Program’s Spring 2009 Lecture Series, presenting research from his book, “Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction through the Lives of the First … Continue reading

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The Sunnyvale Public Library at the Silicon Valley Pride Parade- August 2019

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, I went to downtown San Jose to join the Sunnyvale Public Library staff to support LGBTQ rights at Silicon Valley Pride. Everyone seemed very enthusiastic and many people told various stories about their participation in … Continue reading

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A Presentation On My Editorial Cartoons at the Sunnyvale Rotary Club – August 2019

On Tuesday August 13, 2019, I did a presentation of my editorial cartoons to the Sunnyvale Rotary Club. They are a nice group of people who do a lot of good work for the community. As I was doing my … Continue reading

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Why Ted Kennedy Is My Hero

Over the past few decades, many of my conservative friends (and even some of my feminist friends) have asked me why I consider Ted Kennedy a personal hero. They point out the tragedy of Chappaquidick and his years of womanizing … Continue reading

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Thinking About “The Squad”

In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of attention paid to the progressive Congresswomen known as “The Squad”, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib. They have had some disagreements with House Majority leader Nancy … Continue reading

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Will D. Campbell and Bridging the Divide Between White and Minority Communities

One of the most important tasks that I think any American political leader needs to be able to do is to bridge the divide between the working class white communities that support Donald Trump and the minority communities that are … Continue reading

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Supporting Elizabeth Warren for President

I support Elizabeth Warren for the Democrat nominee for President. Many people worry that Warren is too far to the Left to be elected in a contest against Donald Trump. I understand the worries of many moderates who worry about … Continue reading

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