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Post Racial America – From Baltimore to Ben Affleck

Post Racial America – From Baltimore to Ben Affleck

This article by Jennifer Meadows first appeared on Sons of Liberty Media on 5/1/15. The election of Barack Obama as the first black President was supposed to usher in a post-racial America. We, as a nation, were to enter into a new age without discrimination or prejudice. An age where whites and blacks could simply be Americans. It certainly was[Read More…]

by May 2, 2015 0 comments Culture, Politics
Hypothetical Pizza

Hypothetical Pizza

This article by Curtice Mang first appeared in What Would the Founders Think on 4/4/15. A reporter from a local television station enters a small town pizza joint and asks the person at the counter a “what if” question. The next thing you know you’d think we’re back in Mobile, Alabama, circa 1953. Whether this little pizzeria would cater a[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture, Politics

Race away from Starbucks – and fast! (Part II)

This article by Curtice Mang first appeared in What Would the Founders Think on 3/24/15 Starbucks has issued a new edict to employees. After just one week, the company has ended what it referred to as the first phase of its “Race Together” campaign. The first phase consisted of writing the same “Race Together” slogan on customers’ cups and apparently[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture, Politics
Race away from Starbucks – and fast!

Race away from Starbucks – and fast!

This article by Curtice Mang first appeared in What Would the Founders Think on 3/23/15 As has been widely reported, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants to talk about race relations. Actually, he doesn’t want to talk about it as much as he wants his employees to engage customers in the subject. There is really nothing I like better than discussing[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture, Politics
The comedic insanity of banking circa 2015

The comedic insanity of banking circa 2015

This article by Curtice Mang first appeared on Communities Digital News on 1/25/2015.  PHOENIX, January 25, 2014 – Let me begin by stating a simple fact: my mother has dementia. Dealing with a parent with dementia is an adventure, certainly for the parent, but also for the family members. Ask my mom about her day and one is likely to[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture
A Single Dream Is More Powerful than a Thousand Realities – The state of American Public Education

A Single Dream Is More Powerful than a Thousand Realities – The state of American Public Education

This article by Jennifer Meadows originally appeared at Sons of Liberty on 2/10/15. A Texas fourth grader was suspended from school last week for role playing a scene from the J. R. R. Tolkien‘s series, The Lord of the Rings. Aiden Steward, 9, was pretending he could make a classmate disappear leading to a suspension from Kermit Elementary School. Having[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture
Remembering Robert E. Lee

Remembering Robert E. Lee

This article by Jennifer Meadows originally appeared at Sons of Liberty on 1/27/15. The man, the myths and mystery surrounding an American hero. As I began to prepare my thoughts on the subject at hand, an awareness of the controversy over this man’s life and legacy settles like a thick fog on a cool autumn evening. Those that feel more[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture
Going…Going…Gone? America’s Disappearing History, Monuments, and Sacred Places

Going…Going…Gone? America’s Disappearing History, Monuments, and Sacred Places

This article by Jennifer Meadows originally appeared at Sons of Liberty on 1/13/15. War is being waged in cities, towns and courtrooms all across America. The players are mostly the same – Anytown, USA, versus some well-funded leftist organization. The outcomes, with a few exceptions, are predictable. They’re winning. We’re losing and the battle rages on. Last week, that battle[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture, Faith, Politics
When Life Gives You A Lemon – CNN’s Don Lemon named one of 2014’s Worst Journalists

When Life Gives You A Lemon – CNN’s Don Lemon named one of 2014’s Worst Journalists

This article by Jennifer Meadows originally appeared at Sons of Liberty on 12/30/14. It’s not easy being a broadcast journalist these days, but as the old expression goes, “when life gives you lemons or in this case, Don Lemon, you make lemonade.” And that is exactly what he does – with gusto. Going where no news anchor should (or would),[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture
From Dixie with Love ~ Deconstructing the 2014 elections in the South and Beyond

From Dixie with Love ~ Deconstructing the 2014 elections in the South and Beyond

This article by Jennifer Meadows originally appeared at Sons of Liberty on 12/16/14. Republican Bill Cassidy soundly defeated Louisiana Democrat Mary Landrieu marking not only the end of her three-term tenure in office, but also signaling the exit of the last remaining Democratic Senator in the Deep South. Republicans now hold every governorship and every Senate seat from Texas to[Read More…]

by April 5, 2015 0 comments Culture, Politics