“Bull” Connor and Iran’s Ayatollah

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed or subscribe via email. Thanks for reading!While the huge protests in Iran were in full swing, I was in Birmingham, Alabama visiting the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.  I was struck by the idea that police chief Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor’s response to [...]

Ayatollah Khamenei is not Mr.Gorbachev

A critic of President Obama recently stated that he wishes that Obama would stand up to Ayatollah Khamenei as President Reagan did when he made the famous statement: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”.  One can certainly understand this person’s wish, especially as it is a very American trait to tell someone off.  We are [...]