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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Opposing War Before It Starts

An interview with Andre Gingerich

The Spring Freeze

by Danny Duncan Collum 05-01-1982

The nuclear freeze campaign began less than two years ago as an attempt to give the peace movement a concrete, attainable political goal that would also be a genuine first step toward the abolition of nuclear weapons. 

Trespassing in the Basin

by Danny Duncan Collum 04-01-1982

A history of U.S. intervention.

Clear Signals

by Danny Duncan Collum 03-01-1982

Six weeks ago the Reagan administration faced one of its most embarrassing controversies 

Zero Option Scores A Zero

by Danny Duncan Collum 02-01-1982

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.


by Danny Duncan Collum 11-01-1981

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

by Danny Duncan Collum 09-01-1981

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

by Danny Duncan Collum 08-01-1981

In addition to the anniversary of the Hiroshima-Nagasaki bombings, this August marks another, much happier, anniversary.

Assault On The Poor

by Danny Duncan Collum 07-01-1981

The Reagan administration's economic policies

Crossing the Canyon

by Danny Duncan Collum 07-01-1981

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

by Danny Duncan Collum 05-01-1981

For a few days recently President Reagan's budget-cutting plan and the war in El Salvador were edged out of the headlines 

Our Chance To Stop

by Danny Duncan Collum, by Mernie King 03-01-1981

Reasons for building a nuclear arms moratorium movement

The Whirlwind Postponed

by Danny Duncan Collum 03-01-1981

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.

The Power Of Poland's Powerless

by Danny Duncan Collum 01-01-1981

In the five months since the workers' uprising began in Poland, events there have been thick with irony.

Jamaican Meddling

by Danny Duncan Collum 12-01-1980

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

by Danny Duncan Collum 10-01-1980

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.