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Liberal Politics & Rock ‘n’ Roll

Agitation and Comfort for Learned Old Hipsters

 

By Dolya Goutman

By Dolya Goutman

Core Elements: 

  • Liberal political commentary,
  • Media commentary, 
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll,
  • Lifestyle reminiscence on cultural milestones from “back in the day,”
  •  Tales of the opioid  crisis and the “war on drugs.”

About the Editor:

Journalism was supposed to be Andrew Goutman’s life’s work, but then he got a little sidetracked. With political activism providing the background music, Andy’s varied career paths in teaching and the law have come full-circle with the creation of this blog of  commentary on politics, the media and popular culture. Andrew Goutman has come back to pursue his life’s calling…an all-consuming passion that has to be settled up.

Andy Goutman lives in South Philadelphia. He can be reached at goutandy@hotmail.com. You can also use the contact form in the space below.

Andrew Goutman

Contributors

Rachel Roggio

Rachel Roggio

Rachel Roggio specializes in educational issues. She is a lifelong elementary school teacher. Rachel’s schools include the Woodlynde School in Strafford, PA and Valley Forge Education services.

Read her article on educator and author Ken Robinson.

Karl Jones

Karl Jones

Karl Jones’ multi-dimensional artistic talents gives him two residencies on this website. His award-winning art constructionist pieces can be found in the Art Gallery tab.

Karl is also a jazz guitarist who still teaches guitar theory. Read his intensely personal and informative riff of the jazz scene among the posts on this website.

John Colgan-Davis

John Colgan-Davis

John Colgan-Davis recently retired from Friends Select School in Philadelphia, where he taught middle school history. John sings and plays harp for the much beloved Philly blues band, The Dukes of Destiny.

Read his recent piece on the late Chuck Berry and how his music changed young America.

 


FYI:

You will find a new tab among the menu items along the upper header titled, “Drugs.” It contains previous content about “the war on drugs” and signifies our renewed commitment to explore remedies to the opioid crisis.

The Democratic National Convention was held in our hometown of Philadelphia in the summer of 2016. Please click the tab, “Dem Convention,” for an “up close and personal” view.

Thank you!

To subscribers and curious readers, thank you for your support for this labor of love. Your feedback is most welcome in the space provided below.

Please email editor Andy Goutman at goutandy@hotmail.com to secure permission and guidelines to reprint content from this website.