Crossing the Line: Religious Freedom or Religious Imposition

Recently, several conservative states have introduced legislation to allow businesses and self-employed individuals to refuse service to others on the grounds of religious beliefs, thus allowing discrimination. Though the laws are differently

“Stand Your Ground” or is it “License to Murder”?

“Stand Your Ground” laws allow various scenarios for someone to murder and get away with it, if they so choose to do so. For example: if someone who is a racist decides

Ted Nugent’s Rant about Obama May Backfire, for Texas Governor Candidate

If aging rock singer Ted Nugent wants to see a “subhuman mongrel”, he need not look any further than the mirror. His nastiness toward our president, Barack Obama is uncalled for and

Imagine: America without the GOP

Legislative roadblocks, religious extremism, Tea Party bigotry, and favoritism to wealthy interests in the form of huge tax cuts and deregulation for chemical polluters of our air and water. All this along

The Importance of Coming Out: For those Heterosexuals who cannot Understand

There was a time in American history that certain light-skinned African-Americans – those who could – would pass themselves off as white, which was known as “passing“, before the Civil Rights era.

Koch Brothers’ Money and Government for Sale: $27 Million Spent and Counting

Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch like to use their money to influence politics. There reasons are suspect, but it most assuredly has to do with the bottom line; the profits they

Open Letter to President Obama: Offer Political Asylum to Gay Russians

Dear President Obama, Last night I had myself a good cry. The reason being is that watching the news on MSNBC, I saw some of my gay brothers being treated brutally by

Rule of Law vs The U.S. Constitution: Majorities Cannot Decide the Rights of Minorities

Recently, I listened to an Oklahoma news-person give his opinion concerning Virginia’s state attorney general, Mark R. Herring decision not to defend that state’s ban on same-sex marriage. His opinion was that

Obama’s Go-It-Alone Approach Steps over Republican Barricades

There is one good reason Republican lawmakers in Congress do not like it when President Obama uses his executive authority to get things done: It ruins their effort to make him a

President Obama’s Begins 2014 State of the Union Speech with “Today in America…”

President Obama’s State of the Union speech had a special relevance to me also, as it did several people he mentioned. Today in America, I went to have my first wellness, or