Should Confederate Monuments be Removed from Public Spaces?

image of Nazi flag superimposed over Confederate Flag. Caption reads, What does it say about so-called American's who fly the flags of vanquished enemies?

Opinion by C J Oakes The recent tragedy in Charlottesville has raised the issue of Confederate monuments in public spaces again. This has been an issue for decades, but after a petition to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert Read More …

Charlottesville Aftermath: When Does Hate Become Criminal?

image of fist with H A T E tatooed on fingers with police banner Hate Crime Do Not Cross shown over. caption reads, At what point does hate become a crime? When the leadership fails to take a definitive stance to oppose hatred.

Opinion by C J Oakes For those who have been in hiding the last few days, hate is making headlines in the United States perhaps more than ever before in our history. The news includes North Korea planning a possible Read More …

POTUS Comments Beg: Has Trump Even Read the Constitution?

President Trump speaks to a crowd of police officers n New York, telling them to ignore the Constitution. Shameful. Has he even read it? Image source: ABC News.

Opinion by C J Oakes Before taking office, the President-Elect of the United States of America swears the following oath, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and Read More …

The Wisdom of Firing FBI Director James Comey?

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Just three days ago, FBI Director James Comey was fired by the Whitehouse. The dismissal of Director Comey came amid current testimony into the possible connection between members of Donald Trump’s campaign and Russian officials. One reason was given by Read More …