The Strange Fruit of a Politics of Inaction

As I watched the 44th president of the United States deliver his final State of the Union address this past Tuesday, I found myself drifting back to the night of his first speech as president-elect.  Yeah…that night was different, wasn’t it?  For the millions of change agents who’d just voted him in, that evening took on the attributes of a nationwide, quasi-religious revival as we … Continue reading The Strange Fruit of a Politics of Inaction

The Fierce Urgency of Now

On Friday, June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a ruling that in all likelihood will be remembered as the greatest civil rights achievement of Barack Obama’s presidency. And as such, a strong argument can be made that his appointments of Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor to the Court are the seminal civil rights acts of his presidency. And yet, … Continue reading The Fierce Urgency of Now