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The Take Our Country Back Court

May 7, 2014

I want to say I told you so, but I won’t do that… But I will say I told you so. Back in 2010 when the Tea Party was on its tirade of ultra-limited government and taking “their” country back, we knew something was going to have to break. It appears that it’s our backs. […]

Election of Illusion

November 14, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 13, 2012 by Perry Redd You saw what I saw…or didn’t see. I’ve lived through twelve presidential elections, and I’ve never seen a show of deception so transparent and overt as this one. It was pure illusion and a frontal insult upon Americans—and to […]

Time for Disinformation

October 31, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 30, 2012 By Perry Redd   I get sad and melancholy when I hear my people express intense apathy when it comes to voting. Hell, I get sad when I hear anybody give an excuse not to vote. “Man, it’s an electoral college that […]

Making Policy On the Fly

December 7, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 6, 2011 By Perry Redd   You wanna talk about improbable?  I was going back over my commentary from May of this year.  I am not going to eat my words, but they are a bit haunting right about now.  Do you remember what […]

The Crtic’s Corner

August 28, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary August 23, 2011 By Perry Redd   For Republicans, campaign season is in full swing.  And swinging, they are—for the fences.  Each candidate, as if on cue, takes a swing at their potential opponent, President Barack Obama.  Whether it’s Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Massachusetts […]

Asleep At the Wheel

March 1, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary March 1, 2010 By Perry Redd In light of the recent protests in Wisconsin over their Republican governor, Scott Walker, trying to strip the teachers of their hard-earned, longtime right to negotiate the terms of their contract, we must be real and look at the […]

What Obama Forgot

December 14, 2010

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 14, 2010 By Perry Redd If we’re honest in our analysis of the whole thing, we gather that there’s a possibility that anyone who runs for president of this country will never be able to execute the agenda he/she runs on.  For example, the […]

Weekly Outrageousness

October 19, 2010

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 19, 2010 By Perry Redd If it were a comedy, it would be funny; but since it’s real life, it isn’t.  The Democrats are the party of boring…it has been proven that the Republican right is the party of outrageousness! Party animals!  They present […]

No Room for Mistakes

September 29, 2010

What the hell was he thinking? It doesn’t matter because the premise of double-standard is a mainstay in the American socio-political psyche. U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) said Tuesday he is “deeply sorry” for having “disappointed some supporters” regarding his relationship with a female “social acquaintance.” Sorry amounts to nothing when the political stakes are at their highest. This political season is proving to be the most volatile and vicious in decades—and the Republicans smell fresh meat!