“Hi! It is so great to meet you!” It’s good to meet you too. “Can you sign this for me?” Absolutely. “Can you make it out to Cassandra? Its spelled K.A.H.S.Z.A.N.D.R.U.H.” Seriously? What was your mom smoking? “Great. Now can I have a picture?” Certainly. “Ohmigod, you are so nice. [...]
It is always a positive when a work of great literature gets made into a blockbuster movie, and so we have it with the...
A new phrase, “supply shock,” entered the lexicon of the global oil business this week when the International Energy...
Efforts to reform our current immigration system are likely to dominate congressional agenda for the next few months....
Homophobia remains deeply ingrained in many parts of the world. Some of the worst offenders are petroleum-producing nations. The deluge of oil money leads to corruption, an embrace of fundamentalism, and stunts growth in culture, politics, science, and education. These combustible ingredients lead to human rights violations and create particularly [...]Read more ›
Since the end of my innocence, when I became a teenager, I have been fascinated by the character traits that make me up. Some come from my father – my discipline, my fierce determination, and, of course, my hardheadedness – while my free-spirited and high-flying idealism come from my mother. [...]Read more ›
This week, Republican leadership in the House brought forth legislation entitled “the Working Families Flexibility Act, H.R. 1406.” The title, however, is greatly misleading. A more accurate name would be the Employer Flexibility Act, because the bill would give employers the flexibility to deny their workers overtime pay. H.R. 1406 [...]Read more ›
Lest people be deluded and confused, the dividing line in American politics and policy making today is not Democrat versus Republican. Instead, it is investment versus austerity, and seldom in the nation’s history has the contrast been more stark. The contrasting approaches have been there from the day the last [...]Read more ›
Since the sad events at Newtown, Connecticut, our country has been refocused on gun control. I am disappointed that no progress on limiting weapons with enough firepower to kill dozens of people, or on trying to make it harder for potentially dangerous people to obtain guns, but, as they say, [...]Read more ›
Just a few weeks ago, Nike made the landmark announcement that they would financially back and feature an out member of the LGBT community throughout their universe. In the statements that I read, Nike was fairly clear that they were interested in a professional athlete from a team sport. The [...]Read more ›