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Killer Mike Says It Best…

“Plot, Plan, Strategize, Organize, Mobilize,” Killer Mike  On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was murdered by four policeman. You can watch a video tape on online of the final nine minutes of his life. You can read the New York Times reconstruction of the murder here.  Because this killing happened in my home town I […]

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Protected: In Context: Whacky Sketching Mistakes

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The Truth Matters; Freedom of the Press Matters; Vote Today

Today, nothing matters more than getting out to vote.  By November 3, 2018 there were literally 6,420 reasons to vote against President Trump. That was the current tally of misstatements Trump had made in the 649 days of his presidency. Misstatements which have been misogenistic, racist, and simply insulting to caring, compassionate, and responsible humans. […]

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The Polls Are Open

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Above, brass rubbing of names from the Brainerd, Minnesota World War II memorial.

The voting polls open today at 7 a.m.

Please
vote. Voting is a gift from past generations. I have a lot of reasons
to vote today: I like the Constitution. I believe it is important to
hold our elected officials to high standards. I want clear heads,
thoughtful minds in charge. 

The Amercian Voter

Filmmaker Errol Morris is interested in elections and the American voter. My friend Karen is also interested in these things and she called my attention to People In the Middle on the New York Times Opinion Page/blog. I recommend that you check this piece out.

Morris writes: "There is a terrific Web site called The Living Room Candidate,
curated by David Schwartz of The Museum of the Moving Image. I would
urge anyone interested in political television commercials to visit it.
On the site, Schwartz advises us that there “are two types of ‘real
people’ spots: one shows the candidate directly interacting with one or
more people, in a situation that looks as candid and unrehearsed as
possible; and the other uses man-in-the-street testimonials in
documentary-style scenes of supposedly genuine off-the-cuff reactions.”
Recent campaigns have expanded the genre."

Steve Brodner and the Naked Campaign

Illustrator Steve Brodner’s work is hard for me to describe because I get lost in a chain of superlative descriptions each more outrageous (but true) than the last. Instead of going down that slippery slope I’m just letting one of his videos on the current political campaign speak to you. You can see the mesmerizing […]

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