Parkland: A time to stop, look, and learn

March 4, 2018

In November 1966 a young Stephen Stills headed into Hollywood for a night of live music on the Sunset Strip. In a 1971 interview he relayed that what he saw was: “a bunch of kids got together on a street corner and said we aren’t moving. About three busloads of Los Angeles police showed...

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Simply put: Parkland is on us.

February 25, 2018

The discussion to lower the voting age in the United States from 21 to 18 began during World War II, re-emerged during the Korean War and came to a head with Vietnam. The idea was simple enough: if you were old enough for the government to draft you into fighting a war, you were...

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Parkland horrific, establishment press even worse.

February 18, 2018

Again, the news was horrific.  Again another massacre.  Again innocents went to school in the morning, the morgue at night. Parkland, Florida, a sunny Wednesday afternoon, one man, six minutes, seventeen lives gone. And again, before the families could even be notified, the political spin. The knees jerked, the mouths opened, and as sure...

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When courage was real

February 11, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi made history this past Wednesday when she used her leadership position to hold an eight hour talkfest in support of the “Dreamers”.  (Adults lacking legal status today thanks to their parents illegal acts of yesterday.) Supporters hatched the #GoNancyGo twitter hashtag to support her “courageous” stand, and by nightfall...

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After SOTU, a little Jefferson would do us all good

February 4, 2018

In the week leading up to President Trump’s first State of the Union address I admit to waxing nostalgic. VERY nostalgic. Like Thomas Jefferson nostalgic. While Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution does require that the President “from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union and recommend...

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DACA solution in hand, let the politics begin

January 28, 2018

DACA, a simple four letter acronym for a decades long mess that has anything but a simple situation.  Officially known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals it was announced with much fanfare from the White House Rose Garden by President Obama on June 15, 2012. Facing a tough re-election campaign and after his...

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