Roger Kimmel Smith

Roger Kimmel Smith

Roger Kimmel Smith is a freelance wordsmith based in Ithaca, New York. He has written for The Progressive, Ithaca Times, National Geographic, Propaganda Review, Disarmament Times, Syncopated Times, Common Dreams, and Global Issues in Context.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

With Biden Now Officially in the Running, A Look at the Democrats' Do-Si-Do

The entrance of Joe Biden into the arena ushers the 2020 Democratic primary contest into a new phase. It ends the opening round, or what seasoned politicos call the "money primary," in which the aspirants introduce themselves to the public and lay out their campaign themes while courting donors behind closed doors...
Thursday, October 6, 2011

Utopian, Practical: What DREAM Is Our One Demand?

Is the flower of revolution budding on our lawn? Paris ’68 has journeyed by way of Seattle ’99 and made it to New York 2011 as the #occupation of Wall Street appears to have legs.
Sunday, January 15, 2006

My 'I Have a Dream' Speech

I do have a dream today. I dream of a nation awakening from a dream.I am dreaming of an American people awakened to action to restore a republic. A people awakened to the danger of an alien empire that has captured the United States government -- that was not a dream after all. I dream of us waking up from a...
Monday, August 30, 2004

Senator Kerry, Prepare for your Moment of Truth

Memo to Senator John Kerry: whether you like it or not, the moment of truth in this campaign has arrived.You chose a flawed, phony script in Boston and beforehand. You left a glaring omission in the biography you presented to the electorate. Treating it as ballot-box poison, you forbade all of your champions on...
Tuesday, April 20, 2004

Perils of the Dead Center

It’s traditional in presidential politics for Democratic candidates to tack toward the center once they’ve secured the party’s nomination. In the current election year, however, this conventional strategy may prove unwise or even disastrous for Senator John Kerry.Having dispatched his rivals handily, Kerry now...