A New Gig
Say hello to the new "From the Left" columnist for our local newspaper. I'll be writing a weekly column beginning next week. Holy smokes! What have I gotten myself into?
This is my first article:
Perplexed Students and Yellow Dog Democrats
I come by my liberalism honestly ... it is inherited from my mother and grandmother. When my grandmother died several years ago, I only asked for three things: a hand-pieced quilt I had helped her stretch when I was a little girl; the Bible she used for over fifty years to carefully plan her Sunday school lessons at the First Baptist Church of Gary, Texas; and the voter's registration card in her wallet, prominently stamped DEMOCRAT.
Now mind you, the Democratic Party has changed from the early days when my grandmother first cast a vote as a Yellow Dog (i.e. someone who would vote for a yellow ...