Archive for the ‘America’ Category

hey world citizens, we need you, please come to America

I hope everyone in America sees this AP story posted yesterday by CBS Los Angeles: “Romance Novel Model Fabio Becomes US Citizen“ While the article focuses on one foreign celebrity, here’s a particularly poignant passage: “The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a statement that Fabio was one of more than 6,000 people from […]

when will we stop this madness and fix our country?

I sent this letter to U.S. Senator Ron Johnson earlier this week regarding the appointment of a Supreme Court justice to replace the deceased Antonin Scalia. I also posted the text on Facebook, which started up a significant discussion on the state of politics in our country. In that discussion, I wrote two additional posts […]

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 […]