Category Archives: Politics

Commentary and studies on past and present policy.

Riveting Reading While You’re on the Commode

Recently, I wrote about the failures of this current Administration and the members of Congress as it pertains to our national security. Specifically, the Iranian arms negotiations, the American hostages rotting in Iranian prisons for trumped-up charges, and the naturalized … Continue reading

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My Response to an Upset Facebooker: Hillary Clinton is NOT the Answer

I don’t support Hillary for President in 2016.  It seems almost sacrilegious as a woman, and there’s a part of me that really wishes I could get on the bandwagon.  But I can’t stand her, no matter how I’ve tried.  … Continue reading

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Why Does Riviera Beach Police Department Need a Tank Rigged with a 50 Cal Gun?!?!

  On the coat tails of the #Ferguson uprising, we’ve just been made aware that another police department in a high-crime area has acquired military equipment to outfit their unit. The City of Riviera Beach Police Department is now the … Continue reading

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Why the Hobby Lobby Case Will Force Otherwise Republican Women to Abandon the GOP

As a woman, few things are as disturbing as studying history other than watching history unfold as progress takes a giant leap backwards. The outcome of the Hobby Lobby case has proven yet again that patriarchy (and slut-shaming) is alive … Continue reading

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Gun Control May Not Be THE Answer to the Child Shooting Pandemic

The Valerie Strauss article published in the Washington Post this past February identified over 44 school shootings since Newtown. A chilling reality prompting many to call, née scream, for tighter gun control laws. (Read it here: Washington Post Article) Many … Continue reading

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A Jury of (a few of) Your Peers

You may have heard of the film “12 Angry Men” the 1957 Sidney Lumet drama starring Henry Fonda. It depicted the deliberations of a jury facing the quandary of reasonable doubt and a unanimous verdict requirement (that’s not quite accurate) … Continue reading

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Goodbye Campaign Finance Ceilings – Hello Corruption.

“Where enough money calls the tune, the general public will not be heard.”  Justice Breyer, in his dissent on McCutcheon v. Federal Elections CommissionApril 2, 2014. It’s a sad day in America.  Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling … Continue reading

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