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Castor Oil for Cons

May 21, 2014

Never thought you’d see the day, did you? It’s about time. The conservatives, with their Tea Party activists in tow are getting their behinds kicked. A federal judge struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage today, making it the latest of about a dozen states in which such bans have been declared unconstitutional in the […]

Follow the Dots of Exploitation

December 4, 2013

The time is here; two of the six Walmarts slated for DC are set to open tomorrow.  I’ll be there, but not as a consumer.  I’ll be standing—protesting—in opposition to the store and more importantly, what the store stands for: exploitation.  Not that capitalism isn’t exploitative on it’s own, just that Walmart expands the definition […]

Immigration In Your Back Yard

July 6, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary July 5, 2011 By Perry Redd What are you all going to do when you find that the thing you hate is in your back yard? What I’ve come to learn is that with conservative ideology, many of the social and economic positions taken, like […]

Controlled Amnesia

January 4, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary January 4, 2010 By Perry Redd Now that the Republicans own one chamber of Congress and weakened the majority of the Democrats in the Senate, they are cocky as hell.  They want to reverse all of the gains that the Democrats have made in 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 […]

Honor the Fallen in “The Other War”

June 15, 2010

This country has seen 5,478 deaths in the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan in the past 8 years of these conflicts. Americans have been reminded constantly that the toll taken on the families and loved ones is grossly unreported. I tend to disagree. For one to question the war, is often mistaken as an attack on the ones fighting it—an intentional misleading by more conservative-minded people. What I am here to talk to you about is the “fallen” in the other war: the war on drugs.

It’s About Race

March 22, 2010

Another historically wonderful event happened during my lifetime: Legislation was passed in the House of Representatives on Sunday that gives millions of presently uninsured Americans access to healthcare coverage. Amen…this act of necessity makes America among the best in the world, as healthcare providers go, for its citizens. But there are some in this country who are extremely pissed-off about it. No matter how much they deny, it’s about race.