(2 comments) SHARE Thursday, October 7, 2010 Intolerance, Humiliation and Tyler Clementi
Changing hearts and minds is sometimes best left to moments like this horrible tragedy in the Hudson when a young and gifted soul felt he had to leave this earth. The brutal evidence of society's intolerance often shows up in the most hurtful events. This appears to be one of them.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, April 13, 2009 On Bullying, Suicide and The Golden Rule
His Mother says she'd plead with school officials at the New Leadership Charter School, where he'd tried to make friends to intervene. But instead, he was made fun of for his clothing, called "gay" and threatened with physical harm. He would have turned 12 on April 17.
(3 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 20, 2008 Of All the Women Leaders In New York: Why Kennedy?
It could, inadvertently impact the spirit of the message the election of Barack Obama reaffirmed, that hopeful and idealistic seed our parents plant when they tell us while we're still young and naive, that anyone, regardless of race, income and yes, name, can be elected to high office in the United States.
SHARE Thursday, October 23, 2008 Mission America and Linda Harvey's Shameful Message
Clearly, most voters are choosing to look beyond the political smokescreen of far right groups like Harvey's Mission America, groups on the edge that have long sought to steer voters from the true issues affecting their lives, and their children's futures by raising false charges about candidates like Harvey does in her Obama/GLSEN piece.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, September 6, 2008 Deeper Truths behind Pit bulls and Lipstick
Could it actually be a sign of pervasive sexism, that a woman candidate believes that in order to win her party's approval she feels she must prove she's tough enough to run a nation by invoking analogous machismo by holding up a dog with a less than gentle reputation as an example of her strength?
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, September 1, 2008 Values vs Candidates
Democratic party values embody a political party that will hopefully seek out tangible solutions that perhaps must start with the painful self examination and acceptance of the humbling reality that we as a nation have allowed our own arrogance threaten our true greatness.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, April 22, 2008 ABC News' Missed Opportunity to Quiz a Frontrunner
It's the promise to change the toxic culture of special interest and corporate influence in Washington that the Obama campaign has built much of its foundation on during its crusade to take the White House.
SHARE Saturday, April 5, 2008 NYC Gym Pundits Frustrated Over Hillary Hate
Politics was flowing from mouths faster than the sweat from brows at New York City's Crunch Gym on Lafayette this past Wednesday as a group of amateur pundits gathered within the downtown house of body worship engaging in more chit and chat than arms on curls.
SHARE Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Time For A New Southern Strategy
National Democratic leaders, inhibited by political strategy have proven lazy, almost timid in their approach to the vast swath of Southern voters who were hijacked by an empty right wing Republican social agenda.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, March 7, 2008 In Florida, Some Rules May Be Worth Breaking
Despite rules over when those votes were cast, any attempt to disenfranchise a voter, much less an entire state, regardless of what party officials point to as guidelines, is fundamentally wrong. Such a move threatens the very spirit of our democracy unless there is a tangible and workable solution that gives every voter a voice in the selection process.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, February 25, 2008 An Increasingly Smarmy Obama Campaign
What might be in order is more reality checking where purveyors of news may need to do some digging despite the danger that it may upset the flow of "smarmy and misleading" rhetoric flowing down this very popular river.
SHARE Thursday, January 10, 2008 Gym Punditry Suggests "Go Girl" Approach for Hillary
Hillary has not publicly embraced her power as a woman and icon, who as a serious contender for the White House, could along the campaign trail could chip away at the inherent plague of sexism that still infects America's culture and power structure.
Where is the "Sisters are doing it for themselves" attitude on the campaign trail, the "I am Woman, Hear Me Roar" sense of confidence and catchy nuance in her television ads?
(1 comments) SHARE Saturday, December 8, 2007 Romney Panders Right
Romney sent a clear signal that he would appease Christian Conservative concerns by setting a place for Religion at the table of policy in a Romney White House and further fanning the divisive flames of us vs. them political rhetoric.
SHARE Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Fear of America's Cities
The "most dangerous" rankings, tend to be simplistic and incomplete. Beyond the irresponsibility of broadcasting shrill messages that fail to detail crucial criminal science and sociological factors in each of these unique places, especially the story behind the poverty that leads to high crime rates, is the fact that the lists actually help divide us as a nation, and that is more dangerous than Downtown Detroit
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, September 23, 2007 Blinded, Yet Again, By Patriotism
Closer again to reality are more questions that ask whether or not the Senate understands that by passing such a petty and silly resolution, it stands to provide Moveon.org with greater political elevation and status, even in the eyes of those who oppose its message? And an even more disturbing question, does the Senate not recognize that its latest move fuels the perceived power of this White House
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, May 14, 2007 UAFA Seeks To Remedy America's Anti-Gay Immigration Policy
Human Rights Watch noted that U.S. immigration policy has deeply rooted anti-immigrant policies where sexuality has long played an exclusionary role. For instance, from the McCarthy era until 1990, U.S. law barred foreign born lesbian and gay people from immigrating into the U.S.
SHARE Wednesday, March 21, 2007 Morality, Hillary and The Gays
Delving into the definition of morality would take hours but there's no doubt that over time, American's views on what is moral or immoral has evolved.
(1 comments) SHARE Monday, March 12, 2007 NSL'S, The FBI, Your Privacy- Told You So
Worries of abuse by FBI agents sans judicial oversight had been one of the biggest fears expressed by civil libertarians opposing the patriot act. Warnings of warrant-less wiretapping, data mining and the misuse of electronic surveillance of citizens across the country ripped at the country's soul as fears of terrorism competed with fears of big brother.
SHARE Wednesday, March 7, 2007 Introducing Scooter "Patsy" Libby
Players from journalists to lower level White House officials stole this show, as the focus of the event changed quicker than the day's top stories at CNN. Unfortunately, the trial of Scooter Libby was a diversion from where the real digging should have been taking place, which is in the halls of Congress, a dig for real truths about what has proven to be a tragic turn of events, on view for all Americans to see.