Austerity: The paring back of government services and spending at a time of high public debt. European governments have largely embraced it to one degree or another, and the U.S. has dipped its toes into the austerity pond with the institution of the “sequester” cuts. Providing the ammunition for austerity [...]
Renovations in the Tennessee state capitol building raised the eyebrows of some state lawmakers when they saw what some...
The United States Supreme Court to Decide on Marriage Equality. This week the United States Supreme Court is undertaking...
Last Friday the Maryland House of Delegates followed the state Senate in voting to repeal the death penalty in the state....
Congress’ inability to do the work they were elected to do has now led to the largest self inflicted hit on the US economy and financial stability of millions of Americans in our collective history. The idea of a sequestration of the federal budget that was originally enacted by [...]Read more ›
In early February, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow did a video segment titled “Arkansas GOP Struggling to Keep up with America” (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tvrachel_maddow_show#50673493). The segment concerned recent reforms in abortion regulations in Arkansas. She also exposed several politicians in the state for their blatant racism, particularly the man sponsoring the stringent Human Heartbeat [...]Read more ›
This post is a bit personal. About a month ago I was diagnosed with melanoma. As you might expect, I immediately began to look for information about the disease, its prognosis, treatment options, etc. As I sorted through the various websites such as the American Cancer Society I found a lot of [...]Read more ›
I’m feeling snarky after watching replays of Paul Ryan’s smug arrogant face complaining that Republicans want to get things done, but Obama just won’t work with them. As if!! I just need to make sure I’m following the logic being presented by Republicans in defense of why they are willing [...]Read more ›
Former US House Rep. Joe Walsh joined the ranks of the unemployed recently when he was not re-elected to his position in Congress. He is known to most people as the “deadbeat dad” Congressman who refused to pay back child support to his ex-wife and children while in office, and [...]Read more ›
Malala Yousufzai, the 15-year-old Pakistani girls’ rights activist, was officially nominated for a 2013 Nobel Peace Prize by three members of the Norwegian parliament last Friday. Malala first rose to prominence at the tender age of eleven when she began writing a BBC blog where she documented her life under [...]Read more ›