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Oregon Occupation Illustrates Societys Failings

Oregon Occupation Illustrates Society’s Failings

January 11, 2016

The takeover of the Federal building at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is a perfect representation of how we have failed as a society. The situation exudes white privilege, hypocrisy and...

Media Should Have Classified Planned Parenthood Shooting as Domestic Terrorism

Media Should Have Classified Planned Parenthood Shooting as Domestic Terrorism

December 29, 2015

Journalists are supposed to be objective, concentrating on the facts of a story and eliminating personal biases. But the contrasting coverage of the San Bernardino and Planned Parenthood shootings offer...

Republican Candidates Hype ISIS Threat to Gain Upper Hand Over Democratic Opponents

Republican Candidates Hype ISIS Threat to Gain Upper Hand Over Democratic Opponents

December 9, 2015

Last week we were plagued with another mass shooting. However, this particular tragedy stands out from the other 352 mass shootings that took place this year, in that shortly after Tashfeen Malik and Syed...

The Second Amendment Should Not Be Exempt from Alteration

The Second Amendment Should Not Be Exempt from Alteration

December 8, 2015

After every mass shooting in the United States, one thing is guaranteed — another shooting is lurking in the future. President Obama admonished the American people after the Planned Parenthood shooting...

Americans Need to Accept Refugees, Because it is the Right Thing to Do

Americans Need to Accept Refugees, Because it is the Right Thing to Do

November 30, 2015

It would be inappropriate, in this article, for me to invoke the “foundational tenets” of the United States. I can’t say with any certainty that this country is founded on the basis of freedom, equality...

U.S. Needs to Let Others Lead the Fight Against ISIS

U.S. Needs to Let Others Lead the Fight Against ISIS

November 20, 2015

In the wake of the terrible tragedy in France, it has become apparent that ISIS is a global threat that needs a global response. The current approach has not produced the sort of results needed to defeat...

The Fact of the Matter Is, Facts Dont Matter in Politics

The Fact of the Matter Is, Facts Don’t Matter in Politics

November 13, 2015

Ben Carson has earned a spot atop Santa’s Naughty List this week after a few fibs concerning his life story hit the news media. When Politico reported in early November that Carson had never, contrary...

Russia Should Target ISIS Instead of Moderate Rebels

Russia Should Target ISIS Instead of Moderate Rebels

November 12, 2015

Most nations, except for Russia, classify ISIS as a far greater threat than moderate rebels. But the realization that a bomb probably planted by an ISIS-affiliated group is likely responsible for bringing...

Understanding Opposition to the Supreme Courts Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Understanding Opposition to the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

July 11, 2015

I realize a lot has been covered on the gay marriage ruling, which occurred late last month, and I haven’t shied away from voicing my opinions on the matter. But despite my strong belief in, and support...

Charleston Shooting Distracts from an Even More Disturbing Crime

Charleston Shooting Distracts from an Even More Disturbing Crime

June 23, 2015

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   (Picture from citizen.org) Anyone who grew up playing sports is probably familiar with the term head-fake. A head-fake is a classic misdirection move. A player...