Monthly Archives: June 2019

A Cat among the Pigeons

Last month Microsoft unveiled new software that promises to make our elections “safe” from hacking (AP, May 6, “Microsoft unveils software tools to secure elections”). The tech giant’s partner in this project is none other than Galois, whose sole investor is our own Department of Defense. Three of the major voting machine vendors are now poised to use the software.

Wait a minute. Is anyone else uncomfortable with turning over our election security to what Ike called the Military Industrial Complex? Few media outlets have questioned the partnership. So that means Microsoft and the DOD have no stake in the outcome of our national elections? While I don’t trust the Russians to cease trying to hack into our electoral system, neither do I trust that the MIC’s interest in this project stems from pure patriotism. If you think this partnership is a bad idea, please call or write your Senators and representatives. 2020 political candidates should also weigh in.

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Another Lee Descendant Speaks Out

Another descendant of Robert E. Lee is speaking out about his struggle to come to terms with his family’s Confederate past. Journalist James Gannon has put together a moving video about his personal journey and his exploration of the legacy of slavery in America. Check it out.

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June Radio Broadcast

Just interviewed Jared A. Brock, Christian author of Road to Dawn, the story of Josiah Henson, the real-life inspiration for the character of Uncle Tom in Harriett Beecher Stowe’s 1851 novel. If you’ve read Uncle Tom’s Cabin, you know that the title character has nothing to do with the racist label “Uncle Tom.” Henson’s sufferings as a slave and his eventual escape read better than a novel, and Brock has done a superb job of painting the 19th-century slave system in all its cruel manipulation and inhuman brutality.

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