inspiring

So today, when the challenges we face start to seem overwhelming – or even impossible – let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation...it's who we are as Americans...it's how this country was built. And if our parents and grandparents could toil and struggle for us...if they could raise …

what is past is prologue

I like history. I read historical books just for pleasure but I won't say I am a historian or have any advanced knowledge beyond anyone else who has taken a history class or two. However, from my personal knowledge of history, I have been wondering if we are on the verge of a watershed moment. A critical …

the sad state of free speech

I read Joan Walsh at Salon.com. In a recent article she was discussing what had happened when a controversial talk radio host made a bid to become part owner of an NFL team with some other investors. In the article she wrote about the sad state of free speech in this country in that individuals …

rallying cry

I attended a rally at Gilley's for Health Care Reform host by Organizing for America. I enjoyed feeling the positive energy of the crowd. It was not a discussion about the specifics just a rally to engage citizens in the movement. There was an assortment of local speakers and after receiving hundreds of emails over the …

Health Care

Four Reasons Why the Public Health Care Option is Irrefutable from Cenk Uygur Host of The Young Turks 1. The government doesn't have to advertise. No marketing budget means less costs to pass down to the consumer. 2. The government will not take a profit. That is about 10-30% of costs wiped out immediately. Private …