American Emigration Over The Years

by Kevin Burton    It is conventional wisdom in the United States that a US passport is the prized possession.    It would be foolish to downplay the benefits of American citizenship to many who live here. But for some it may be wise to at least look into what some other places may have …

Why People Are Leaving The USA

by Kevin Burton    Leaving your home country is a foreign concept that pushes against everything you have known from earliest childhood.    At least for Americans it is.    What set of circumstances would cause you to think about relocating permanently?    Wednesday we told one woman’s story. Amber Blackmon moved from the United …

Could You Leave The United States?

by Kevin Burton    Amber Blackmon told her story Monday on insider.com, I wish she had told more of it.    Or maybe it’s better this way. Maybe we are meant to insert our own details into what she has given.    The story hit home because she did something I sort of did years …

Racism Sucks, Disco Is Just Music

by Kevin Burton    Silly me, I was just listening to the music.    I was young for sure, but not that young. Still, I had to have it all spelled out for me, after the fact.    The first person I ever heard utter the phrase “disco sucks,” years later turned out to be …

Cleveland Indians Should Become “Blues”

by Kevin Burton    Cleveland’s Major League Baseball franchise is doing the right thing by dropping the name “Indians,” but what should the new name be?    The team, established in 1901, announced the move last month, following the lead of the Washington DC pro football franchise that dropped the name “Redskins.”    These moves …

Marshall Gets Millions Despite Abuses

by Kevin Burton    Gregg Marshall, the coach who took Wichita State to the Final Four in 2013, was forced to resign Tuesday amid allegations he punched a former player, choked a former assistant, and used racial slurs as part of a pattern of verbal abuse against players and athletic department staff.        For …