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This is the grave of Frank Broyles. Born in 1924 in Decatur, Georgia, Broyles was a football guy with football brain. It was his whole life. He went to Georgia Tech, where he played quarterback from 1944 to 1946. He was the starting QB for the Yellow Jackets in the 1945 Orange Bowl, where he […]

Ture on Powell

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On October 20, 2021

In 1995, Kwame Ture, the former Stokely Carmichael, had this to say about Colin Powell. It is worth hearing, even if you don’t agree. Kwame Ture on Colin Powell (1995): pic.twitter.com/X7hrHdnHC

Unionizing Faculty

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On October 19, 2021

As I can tell you personally, faculty having a union can make all the difference in the world. You should have one too, whether you are faculty or in some other job. And here’s the thing–e

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Memorializing Jefferson?

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On October 19, 2021
As we have debates over historical memory, one of the trickiest figures in Thomas Jefferson. Who embodies both the potential and the hypocrisy of this nation more than he? In New York, there’s a big ol’ statue of TJ in City Hall. It’s now being taken down: For more than 100 years, a 7-foot-tall statue […]
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Powell

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On October 18, 2021
Colin Powell has died of COVID-19. One of the most unjustly lauded individuals in early twenty-first century America, an honest portrayal of Powell’s legacy turns out starkly negative. From his significant role in the cover up of the My Lai Massacre to his lies about Iraq having weapons of mass destruction, Powell holds a great […]
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