- Colin Powell's death is an opportunity to question the inclination to respect the Black face in a high place. Powell's career includes a litany of crimes that must never be excused.
- In an 1860 speech commemorating radical abolitionist John Brown's raid on Harper’s Ferry, Frederick Douglass argued that slavery would only end if the slave owner feared the violent retribution
- The Biden administration continues the Trump prosecution of Julian Assange. The case ought to be dismissed out of hand but the U.S.
- President Joe Biden continues to play the cluelessly racist and paternalistic Ugly American in the Horn of Africa.