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Posted by on Oct 1, 2017 in About Blackacre, Blackacre, Charlottesville, Colin Kaepernick, Constitutional Rights, Donald Trump, Excessive Force, Flag Protest, Football, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, National Anthem, Patriotism, politics, Professional Sports, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Race, Silent Protest, Think Tank | 8 comments

The ‘Knee Thing’

We confess that the issue of political speech is complex, especially when it concerns patriotism and race. A Cleveland Tennessee business owner is pulling his...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in About Blackacre, Black Lives Matter, Blackacre, Colin Kaepernick, Constitutional Rights, Flag Protest, Justice, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, National Anthem, Patriotism, Police Abuse, politics, Professional Sports, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Think Tank, Uncategorized | 3 comments

Colin Kaepernick, in Good Company

During an August, 26, 2016, preseason football game, San Francisco 49’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick did the unthinkable. In order to lodge a personal protest...

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Posted by on Aug 21, 2016 in 2016 Presidential Election, About Blackacre, Blackacre, Donald Trump, Foreign Policy, Immigration, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Patriotism, politics, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Public Policy, Terrorism, The Alt-Right, The Media, Uncategorized | 6 comments

Immigration, the Alt Right and the Irony of Extreme Vetting

On August 15, 2016, in Youngstown, Ohio, presidential candidate Donald Trump unveiled an immigration policy he called extreme vetting. According to Trump, his...

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Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in About Blackacre, Blackacre, Donald Trump, Gun Violence, immigration, Immigration, Leadership, Leo Barron Hicks, Mass Shootings, Orlando Massacre, Patriotism, politics, President Obama, Progressive policy, Progressive Think Tank, Terrorism | 4 comments

The Orlando Massacre, Bringing Out the Worst in Us

In Orlando Florida a lone gunman armed with an AR-15 military rifle and a handgun murdered 49 people and wounded just as many others. Like similar incidents of...

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