Bob Sheak, who lives just outside of Athens, Ohio, is an emeritus professor of sociology at Ohio University.

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Protest with sign Abortion is a Human Right
24 July 2024

The Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v....

07 July 2024

Rulings by the conservative majority on the Supreme Court favor Trump and right-wing, anti-democratic interests and values, threatening to upend an already...

Map of hot weather
26 June 2024


We well know by now that Trump remains the undisputed leader of the Republican Party and...

26 May 2024


The focus of this post is on the fascist aspects of Trump’s rhetoric and plans. It argues that, if Trump wins the presidency in November...

06 April 2024

There was a terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel on Oct. 7, 2023. This took place in context of long-standing Israeli control of Gaza’s borders and illegal...

Joe BIden
14 March 2024


One of the paradoxes of the U.S. political system is how an anti-democratic Trump can...