Ralph Schaffer: AThe daily ritual imposed on public school kids for decades is no more than an attempt at brainwashing, predicated on the assumption that constant repetition of certain ideas will eventually result in conformity to values that the powers that be want instilled in all Americans.
Ralph Erickson: Here’s the unspoken Trump agenda that you didn’t hear in his inauguration speech, but what a lot of his supporters want his agenda to be:
Frank Schaffer: The parody was intended for its initial performance on the night Romney accepted the nomination. We had a 21-piece pit orchestra and a Tampa little theater group, which was performing Mame that spring, lined up for the performance.
Ralph E. Shaffer: The slaughter of young blacks by other civilians, often by fellow blacks, is a greater threat to the safety of black families in Southern California than the loss of life by police misconduct. Why are there no massive demonstrations against that?