Our Newest Op Ed- By Michael M. Bates

Irish Americans have a rich political tradition
– By Michael M. Bates

Faith and begorrah, it’s that time again. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

Quick. What are Irish Americans most noted for? No, not that. Or that either.

The correct answer, at least from this mostly Irish guy, is politics.

When the Irish came in huge numbers to America in the mid-nineteenth century, they were sometimes discriminated against. There were anti-Irish riots that included the burning of churches, convents and houses…………..
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