What’s at stake…

Presidential elections are different from all the other elections we have in this country. If you aren’t familiar with the process, you’d better get familiar, and fast. After Monday’s Iowa caucus, we have nothing but caucuses and primaries between now and summer, when the political parties get together for a week and then settle the Read More …

Unemployment Blackmail

ex·tor·tion [ik-stawr-shuhn] noun 1. an act or instance of extorting. 2. Law. the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one’s office or authority. 3. oppressive or illegal exaction, as of excessive price or interest: the extortions of usurers. 4. anything extorted. Yesterday on Facebook, this little gem popped up in my feed. I was nearly done for the night, and with all Facebook’s recent monkey business and tampering with the way news filters through, I might have missed it. But no, it hit me about this time last Read More …

Out of touch…

Earlier this week, the GOP went out of its way to remind us just how out of touch they are with the rest of the world by denying ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. They did it in spite of support from more moderate members of the party, including Senator Read More …

A Tribute to Senator George McGovern (1922-2012)

I mentioned earlier that I grew up in a single-parent household. Dad was as devoted to his role as a Democrat as some were to their various religious sects.  By observing my father as he worked to protect and improve the School Without Walls (SWW), I learned early how much politics affects our day-to-day lives. Dad, part of a group Read More …

My senators are on the correct side of this issue. Are yours?

Thursday, a discriminatory policy that deprives our military of qualified troops, endangers our national security, and violates the simple American principles of integrity, fairness, and equality was allowed to remain law. Every Republican senator but one — Senator Susan Collins — voted to prevent the passage of legislation to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Several Read More …