Written on Oct, 19, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Followers of my writing know that I am a huge fan of Obamacare. The law has already helped hundreds of thousands of people gain access to affordable health care. But the law also has its flaws and shortcomings that need to be addressed. In the short term, at least, none of those shortcomings will get fixed, thanks to the Republican …

Continue Reading...
Written on Aug, 20, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

The radical group ISIS continues to taunt the U.S. government, trying to provoke an American re-entry into Iraq. Now they’ve beheaded American journalist James Foley, throwing gasoline on the fire. So far I have yet to hear much criticism from Republicans over how President Obama is handling the threat of ISIS, but you can bet it’s coming. And when it comes, …

Continue Reading...
Written on Aug, 14, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

  The horrifying images coming out of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, where police killed an unarmed black teen, are disturbing to say the least. And scenes such as the confrontations between citizens, and the police, that escalate quickly into violence are becoming more and more common.

Continue Reading...
Written on Aug, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Twelve hours after the birth of my friend’s first son, he started screaming. She says she knew instinctively that he needed movement. So she walked and walked and walked and now she’s going to run for him. Run for her two babies that followed and run for all of the other kids who are born needing more than ordinary world …

Continue Reading...
Written on Aug, 01, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

So, you thought Fox News had a monopoly on distorting the facts? Think again. Check out these headlines from the past few weeks: Obama Job Approval Ratings: A Look At The Latest Numbers For The President Following Gaza, Immigration Conflict – International Business Times, 7/31/14 Poll: Obama flirts with all-time low approval in Ohio as Clinton remains strong – CNN, 7/31/14 Here’s …

Continue Reading...
Written on Jul, 31, 2014 by in , | Leave a comment

Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Republicans have been twisting themselves into knots trying to come up with reasons to oppose it. It has almost become a comedy routine, to the point where now, they are suing the president for doing something that they wanted him to do — delay the law’s employer mandate. (Everyone assumes that is …

Continue Reading...
Written on Jul, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In case you have missed the news, Chicago based drugstore chain Walgreen’s, an American institution for 100 years, is merging with the Swiss company, Alliance Boots. Why? It’s the same old story we have heard so many times over the past period of years: Walgreen’s is taking their headquarters to a foreign country to avoid paying U.S. taxes.

Continue Reading...
Written on Jul, 20, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

74,000. That’s the number of unaccompanied minors expected to cross the border in 2014. 74,000 children risking death to make a better life for themselves. 74,000 kids who are desperate and alone. 74,000 kids who will be met with hate and disgust from people who have grown up in the secure bubble of the “great” USA. 74,000 children who have …

Continue Reading...
Written on Jul, 07, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Conservatives are just beside themselves with joy over last week’s Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court. Over the past few days I have had the “pleasure” of watching them discuss it with unbridled glee on Facebook.

Continue Reading...
Written on Jul, 03, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I used to enjoy the Fourth of July holiday. Fireworks, a cookout, family and friends. I used to make a sheet cake and decorate it like an American flag. Good times. Now I approach the holiday with some fear, because I worry that the events that were set in motion on that summer day in 1776 will be the motivation …

Continue Reading...