Tag Archives: Command & Leadership

Race and Symbols: The Enigmatic Flag

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  The South Will Rise Again? Last week white folks gathered in Chester, Virginia, near the state’s Capitol in Richmond, to raise and otherwise glorify the flag of the Army of Northern Virginia, better known as the Confederate flag. There were rifle-firing porcine confederates (much, much larger than the real thing) and speeches about southern […]

Death in DC: Exploring Singularity

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  Avalanche Effect Monday morning a deranged shooter entered Washington DC’s venerable Navy Yard, shot dead twelve people, and wounded a number of others. The City held its breath, tuned into a news source and the upward body count began. Flags are at half-staff here and the news is dominated by stories about those killed, […]

Seaside Park: Who Saved the Boardwalk?

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Answer: Nobody

Chemical Weapons

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We have no idea what we want.

Happy Fourth Through (Snowden’s) Prism

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  Liberty, Freedom and Privacy America’s original patriots bristled when King George’s soldiers and sailors bullied citizens through stop and search, impressment and forced quartering in their homes.  Even staid and loyal subjects like George Washington became first peeved and then outraged at the erosion of their sense of  liberty and freedom. Edward Snowden, recent […]

The Red Line of Right

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  Walking Obama Back Yesterday’s New York Times had one of those “Washington Insider” stories wherein presidential advisers express dismay of pants-peeing proportion that the guy in charge actually said what he felt about a morally troubling issue.  Time to get him back in the box. Here’s the President’s quote  from an earlier NYT article: […]

A Vietnam Rememberance

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I got to know them, if just a bit, and was honored to be tagging along. They are a class act.

Queer as an NBA Point Guard

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   A Man in Uniform? Former NBA coach Phil Jackson made news of a sort this week when he asserted that he had “never run into” a gay professional basketball player. And, according to Huff Post, San Francisco 49ers player Chris Culliver told Artie Lange that he would not welcome gay players in the NFL or on his […]

History and Race: March 18, 1942

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  The War Relocation Act Seventy-one years ago today Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed an executive order requiring 120,000 mostly Japanese-Americans to report for forced relocation. In the wake of the December 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, politicians, leaders and many others concluded that all Americans exhibiting the features of Japanese ancestry were potential spies, soldiers or […]

EMS Delivery and Leadership: Officer Down!

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  On Waiting  The DC press was all over a recent incident where a Metropolitan police motor officer was struck and injured by an auto while stopped in far southeast DC, close to the border with Prince George’s (PG) County, Maryland.  No DC ambulances were available and the officer was eventually transported by a PG […]

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