The Weekly Screed

The Day of the Dope

The Day of the Dope by David Benjamin “I will give you everything. I will give you what you’ve been looking for for 50 years. I’m the only one.” — Donald Trump MADISON, Wis. — Most of us who remember Albert Schweitzer regard him as a selfless healer who forsook his religious and academic vocation…
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Black Tidings greet the next Olympics

Black Tidings greet the next Olympics by David Benjamin “We shall not have peace until the prejudices that now separate the different races shall have been outlived. To attain this end, what better means than to bring the youth of all countries periodically together for amicable trials of muscular strength and agility?” — Pierre de…
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What’s in a statue?

What’s in a statue? by David Benjamin “If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.” — Justice Louis D. Brandeis MADISON, Wis. — One of my favorite photo subjects is the…
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“… Many sides, many sides…”

“… Many sides, many sides…” by David Benjamin “We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what believed in. That’s why we voted for Donald Trump.” — David Duke, former Imperial Wizard, Ku Klux Klan MADISON, Wis. — Well hooray for David Duke. Duke…
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