NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Getting Snowed

NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Getting Snowed by Patricia Vaccarino  A tale about a hard-working business owner and an elitist GOP cabinet member.


A More Perfect Union

 

It has been a difficult first week back to teach online. As has been my practice for about a year, I begin each course at the University of Washington with a single slide that encapsulates the latest information I have on the pandemic. To that, I added an introduction to the SolarWinds data breach for my emerging cyber topics course on Monday.  On Thursday, I created several slides on the invasion of the U.S. Capitol on January...


Building Back Better: The Department of Justice

This month Barbara Lloyd McMichael writes about the evolving history of the Department of Justice and past Attorneys General, from Warren G. Harding’s AG, Harry M. Daugherty, to Donald Trump’s AG, William Barr.  From hereon, Barbara will write a monthly column, Building Back Better, that focuses on what our leaders are doing to restore the soul and conscience of America. 


The Connector January 2021

Where is America as a culture? The Connector’s mission has always been to tell the truth by identifying the individuals who deserve recognition.


5 Ways to Build More Equity in Your Home

Equity — or the share of your property you actually own — is a benefit to any homeowner. For one, it means more profits when it’s time to sell. On top of that, it can also give you cash when you need it — either through a refinance or home equity loan. 


NOTES FROM THE WORKING-CLASS: Dirty Gertie

Gertrude’s wispy-thin hair is shock white. Although she’s pushing a hundred, she doesn’t look a day older than eighty. Introducing herself by her nickname, “Trudy,” she smiles, showing her broken teeth—some decaying and in need of extraction.  Gertrude confesses she was never called Gertie because kids would have picked on her and called her Dirty Gertie, and you know what that means—Dirty Gertie is a bad girl, easy, a slut. 


A Fine Example of Street Realism

“It was all Necessary,” Yvette Battle’s first book is a fine example of street realism.


The Big Lie Strategy for Grabbing Political Power

The big lie shaking this nation for the past seven weeks is that Trump won the election by a landslide. It is a lie. President Donald Trump and his many lawyers have not produced even a shred of evidence to support that claim before our judicial system.