why a private e-mail server

When Hillary Clinton was U.S. Secretary of State, she used her own private e-mail server to manage her work e-mail. Many reports show that her e-mail address was “hdr22@clintonemail.com”. Now that she’s running for president, her use of that server seems to be her biggest stumbling block. Many are saying that she sent/received messages containing […]

an unborn baby is a life, and it matters

I was reading an article today about abortion and the gender-based stereotypes that exist. But I quickly found that this article makes the same mistake that many do. It neglected to ask the REAL question about abortion. I don’t know anyone who believes it’s okay to kill a person (I know there are killers out there, […]

yes, there’s a role for everyone in our fight against racism

A couple of my friends shared an article on Facebook titled “12 things white people can do now because Ferguson”. I read many articles shared by people with whom I disagree. It’s important that we understand or at least attempt to understand each other. This one is just sad. We have a serious race issue […]

President Obama’s argument for a minimum wage increase is incomplete

This video from the White House illustrates the problem with arguments in favor of raising our minimum wage. It makes no mention of the financial impact on the companies who are paying the wage. It mentions a woman who earns a minimum wage along with a number of very specific examples, but it doesn’t mention […]

no need to lessen men to prove the importance of women

With a group of Young African Leaders today in Washington, President Obama was asked about America’s commitment to resolving gender inequalities in African countries. He spoke about why it makes sense to respect women. In his statements, he said, “If you educate and empower and respect a mother, then you are educating the children. So, […]

but my ancestors did it legally

I just watched President Obama’s speech on immigration from Las Vegas (see below). I actually liked and agreed with much of what he said. I like some of his ideas. But there is one passage that I find a bit offensive: “It’s really important for us to remember our history. Unless you are one of […]