Danny Duncan Collum, a Sojourners contributing writer, teaches writing at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Kentucky. He is the author of the novel White Boy.
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Six weeks ago the Reagan administration faced one of its most embarrassing controversies
Zero Option Scores A Zero
So far President Reagan's "zero option" proposal on medium-range nuclear missiles in Europe has successfully defused the issue on this side of the Atlantic.
For most of us it was just another Thursday, but for millions of people who depend in some way on the federal government for their livelihood October 1, 1981, was Day One of the Year One for Ronald Reagan's America.
TV And The Ruckus On The Right
Every year about this time the television industry unveils a new collection of cops, clowns, sex objects, heroic doctors, and affectionate animals before an increasingly disinterested public.
The Good News In Poland
In addition to the anniversary of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings, this August marks another, much happier, anniversary.
Assault On The Poor
The Reagan administration's economic policies
Crossing the Canyon
This country has always assumed, either openly or just beneath the surface, that people are poor because they are worthless and worthless because they are poor.
The Height Of Irresponsibility
For a few days recently President Reagan's budget-cutting plan and the war in El Salvador were edged out of the headlines
The Whirlwind Postponed
In a meeting a few weeks ago, a member of my household asked the rest of us for advice on whether she should join her coworkers in attending ceremonies honoring the returned hostages.
Our Chance To Stop
Reasons for building a nuclear arms moratorium movement
The Power Of Poland's Powerless
In the five months since the workers' uprising began in Poland, events there have been thick with irony.
While many of us were distressed at the choices, or lack of them, facing us in our presidential election, another election held just four days before our own put at stake very real issues concerning the well-being of the poor and the distribution of the world's power and resources.
It's Selection Time
Autumn is here, the frost is on the pumpkin, the back-to-school sales are over, and the culmination of a long and bitterly fought contest is upon us.