There’s a famous phrase known to almost any scribe (the old fashioned word for a journalist) that has to do with “printer’s ink in the veins.” It references a seeming predisposition, interest in, and passion for the written word. However one comes about it, it is to those who know […]
Marco Rubio may have a fresh face, but his stale policies could use a facelift. In his announcement for president he...
Events never play out the way one expects. It is now over ten years since the modern concept of peak oil arose among...
My awesome younger brother, who still lives with his family in the Southern California coastal town where we grew up,...
I have been surrounded by strong women all of my life. My grandmother was a suffragette, economics professor, labor leader, and advocate for most of her 98 years. My mother is famous in the intellectual disability community for her work with the ARC. One of my four incredible sisters has […]Read more ›
The battles in Arkansas and Indiana over two bogus “religious freedom” bills, that were thinly disguised vehicles for anti-LGBT discrimination, exposed a major rift within the Republican Party. It came down to Big Bible vs. Big Business – and the concerns of social conservatives were swiftly dropped like a bad […]Read more ›
Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney’s blockbuster that tore into the consciousness of the world with its first airing on HBO Sunday night, “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” lifts a big stone and shines a bright light onto a chaotic teeming universe of slimy, crawly and yucky things. But […]Read more ›
It was supposed to be a week of triumph for Indiana. Instead it ended in catastrophe. While the eyes of the world were on Indianapolis for the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament, Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed an odious law that arguably gives religious business owners the right to turn […]Read more ›
Oh, those pesky “unintended consequences!” A really big one accompanied the recent controversial address by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a joint session of the U.S. Congress, organized behind the back of President Barack Obama. What has come to pass as a result of that ham-handed move is a […]Read more ›
In front of a captive audience of trapped college students in Lynchburg, bombastic Texas Senator, Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz, announced he was running for President of the United States. Although, judging by his divisive, narrow-minded remarks, it sounded more like he was running for president of Liberty University. The interesting […]Read more ›