Last Tuesday, Donald Trump and Joe Biden had their first presidential debate. I went through a wide range of emotions during and after, from exasperation to amusement. I've spent the last week thinking about the subtle things I missed, thanks to the distracting embarrassment that was the current president’s behavior. I've come to realize that … Continue reading What Biden should have said to Trump
On the same day Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren announced her plan to eliminate student loan debt and make college free, the social security administration released its annual report announcing the high probability that social security will be insolvent by 2035, barring a rare and significant display of problem-solving by Congress. At first blush, these two … Continue reading Let’s trade. Millennials’ student loan debt for Baby Boomers’ social security
I grew up surrounded by a loving, powerful, Christian community -- there are many like it all over the U.S. I was supported, I was loved, and I was taken care of. People in my community knew that it was their responsibility not just to take care of their own kids, but of all the … Continue reading Calling All Christians’ Attention to the Border
This morning as I walked to work, minding my own business, listening to a podcast, I saw a black man approaching me with a raised fist. I had just passed another man who was clearly struggling with an addiction, who mumbled under his breath as he lurched toward me on the sidewalk. I pretended not to … Continue reading My hair is not your politics, it’s how it grows out of my head.
If the year 2016 taught me anything, it is that our time has come. No amount of online petitions or Facebook posts will stand in for the work that needs to be done by all of us, everywhere. Right now we are in a fight for the heart of this country, and in 2017, I choose to believe that there are more of us on the side of peace and love than on the side of fear and hate.
Election 2016 has come and gone, and the Democrats were handed their most resounding defeat in almost a decade. There is a lot of hand ringing going on over what happened, how it happened, and why it happened, and the further into the elitist stratosphere the questioner, the more confused they seem to be. But … Continue reading Democrats can’t just “Go High,” they have to Go Long …and take a note from the GOP playbook
If marijuana interacts with the brain in such a way that it eases seizures, it is reasonable to expect serious research into whether it can positively effect the brain for non-life threatening, often debilitating, mental health issues.
If you believe a person is created at conception and deserves a chance at life, how can you make an argument that illegally selling cigarettes, talking back to a police officer, or playing with a toy gun means you deserve to die? You can’t. That's why I'm calling BS on the obsession with protecting the sanctity of life.
Rhetoric matters, and it also happens to be one of the sharpest tools in the shed.