The Lawyer Most Responsible for Dismantling Segregation

This year marks forty years since Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat on a Montgomery City bus to a white man. Then, Alabama law required African American passengers to stand-up so that white riders could sit down when all seats were filled. Today, it is hard to imagine the Montgomery of 1955. Those . . . → Read More: The Lawyer Most Responsible for Dismantling Segregation

Gingrich May Be Perfect for the Task

Much has been written about the scrappy legislator from Georgia, Newt Gingrich, who as the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives intends to ‘change welfare as we know it.’ To that end, the incoming Republican majority in the new congress has drafted legislation, “The Personal Responsibility Act.” Mr. Gingrich has pledged to . . . → Read More: Gingrich May Be Perfect for the Task

Europe Unity Has Troubling Side

The idea of a European fortress has been around for a long time. Former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was one of the first modern European leaders to speak of a single Europe. His 1945 “. . .One Country; One Nation; One Parliament. . . ” pronouncement was one of the early concepts for a united European . . . → Read More: Europe Unity Has Troubling Side

History of Race Categories Not Favorable

There is something fundamentally wrong with government mandating segregation by race, including political districts, to encourage a particular racial election outcome. In my mind, there aren’t any legitimate purposes for racial segregation. History books around the globe contain reams of written pages chronicling deleterious results of racial segregation; in concentration and internment camps, on . . . → Read More: History of Race Categories Not Favorable