Category Archives: News

November Has Arrived

November is finally here and with it comes one of the greatest days of the year, Election Day! A day that allows us to play a vital role in continuing the greatest social experiment ever, America. Now America isn’t without its flaws. We as a nation are far from perfect, a fact that is unfortunately painfully obvious to too many American’s. But even in

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An American Patriot

Every so often someone who embodies duty and self-sacrifice in service to their country enters public life, and we are all the better for it. Senator John McCain was one of those individuals. McCain and I did not see eye to eye on a lot of public policy issues. However, John McCain’s service to this country will forever hold a

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Bye Felicia

Congressman Paul Ryan discussing retirement

In 1999, a 28-year-old man named Paul Ryan strolled into Washington D.C. as the newly elected representative of  Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district. After two decades of working tirelessly to strip poor people of the resources designed to help them pull themselves up by their bootstraps, so he could make the rich richer. He has decided to call it quits. House Speaker

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Backing The Bullies

Women’s shelters have served as a safe haven for victims of domestic abuse in this country for more than forty years and the Violence Against Women’s Act of 1994 solidified the nation’s commitment to improving the adjudication and community response to domestic violence. So how is it that we find ourselves in the twenty-first century with a White House and

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Beyond The Bumper Stickers

If you, like me, are sick to death of all the vitriol and divisiveness of the discourse around such topics as immigration and sexual harassment, you may find relief in turning your attention to a noncontroversial subject upon which all Americans agree.  I am speaking, of course, about abortion. January 22 marked the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe

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ICE IS RUNNING WILD

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is out of control. They are emboldened by an administration with no clear rules of engagement, that cares more about the perception of being tough on immigration than they do about the lives they are ruining. We saw a rise in deportations during the Obama Presidency. His administration was responsible for deporting more

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Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself Name Is… Joe

  The stage was set last night for President Trump to submit to the American people his vision for the nation. He delivered a pretty conventional Republican message that talked tough on crime and immigration. It was a pretty good night for his supporters. I was less than impressed and will break down my take on the Trump’s State of

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The Cuomo Smackdown​

One of my favorite things in the world is finding a clip of CNN anchor Chris Cuomo laying a smack down on some poor schmuck. This week’s victim was Republican House Representative from Florida Matt Gaetz. Chris Cuomo is a thoroughbred debater and if you don’t come prepared, he will lay waste to you. That’s exactly what happened to Rep.

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Democrats: All Talk No Action

Congress is headed for a funding showdown in the new year. Continuing resolutions have extended the budget deadline to January 19. Republicans control the Legislative and Executive branches but need their Democratic colleagues to pass the budget; giving Democrats the political leverage needed to get a deal done on CHIP funding and the Dream Act. The Children’s Health Insurance Program

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The Great American Robbery

The World Wide Web and its predecessor, the Internet is an eighties baby that has grown into a mammoth 4 billion+ of indexed web pages, which for better or worse has forever changed the way we live our lives. Like a thief in the night, The FCC ‘s (Federal Communications Commission) December 14th   vote stripped back the Obama-Era Rule Net Neutrality

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The GOP’S Reverse Robin Hood

Congress is getting ready to rumble over budget funding. The federal government brings in approximately $3.3 trillion in tax revenue yearly, and Congress has nearly as many ideas on how to spend the cash. The Republican-controlled Congress has flipped the script on Robin Hood, proposing massive cuts to federal programs that serve the poor in order to afford tax cuts

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The Kimmel Effect

Political discourse is vital for a healthy democracy, but these are turbulent times for We the People.  Politics has become a contact sport, leaving the conflict-averse to sit on the sidelines. We have seen a spike in activism since the election of President Trump. People are tuning in and turning up to be part of the conversation. No such turn

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DACA is the American Ideal

Bolted to the Statue of Liberty is a bronze plaque with a poem written by Emma Lazarus. The poem reads, “Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother

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Hurricane Harvey: A Call to Action

As you are well aware by now, a catastrophic hurricane hit Houston last Friday. The city is still suffering from major flooding, and it will take years for the city to recover from this tragic event. But in the darkest hour, we have seen the American public reaffirm some of our greatest values. The outreach has been amazing. Millions of

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