We should not have a system that not only incentivizes behavior that leads to economic collapse but also allows people to benefit when everything fails. The status quo has remained intact for over 200 years. And unless something changes, this will keep happening.
Except Alabama is so entrenched in party politics that Doug Jones’ chances are slim to none... It’s a fitting metaphor for the state of politics in the United States. We’re so focused on who’s a Democrat and who’s a Republican that we can’t recognize what’s in right front of us.
Just as Arpaio was finally going to receive a measly six-month punishment for the destructive, sadistic behavior that harmed and killed many people, Trump prevented that punishment from being doled out.
Our history is part of us. It cannot – and should not -- be rewritten, even in the interest of protecting us from harsh realities.
Last sunday, in Brantley, Alabama at Confederate Veterans Memorial Park, hundreds of people decked in Confederate clothing and waving the Confederate flag gathered before the raising of a Confederate soldier monument: A small grave dedicated to an unknown Confederate soldier.
In today’s world, catastrophic weather events such as Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed 130 mph winds and dumped more than 50 inches of water in a 48-hour timespan this past weekend, tend to elicit debates on the impact of climate change.