By Fraser Turnbull We've all heard it. At a dinner, a cookout or in an office. "There is no such thing a systemic racism." Those attempting to be contrarian love to tout that line of thinking as a means of being quasi-intellectual, almost showing off their ability to fit out. Remarkably, Tim Scott, the African
by Robert Pinch Pete Buttigieg (Boot Edge Edge) is my latest queer hero. In February 2021 he became the first gay presidential Cabinet member to be confirmed by the US Senate. History has been made but it’s been a long and often painful road. Not that long ago “you couldn’t have any job in
By Fraser Turnbull, Contributor to The Progressive Column All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, the fresh-water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us? That line, uttered by “Reg” in the Monty Python movie, “Life of Bryan”, was absurdly funny when
By Ellena Theodorakakis, United States Contributor for The Progressive Column He never wanted the job. He just wanted the rallies. He just wanted the title. He wanted to cheat at golf. To those who follow closely, it was no surprise that President Donald Trump and his administration downplayed the seriousness of this pandemic.