A New Bottom Line

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Archive for April, 2015

Bernie Sanders for President

Let us wage a moral and political war against war itself, so that we can cut military spending and use that money for human needs. — Senator Bernie Sanders Today the 2016 presidential election got very exciting. Bernie Sanders, the Senator from Vermont, announced his candidacy for president. Currently serving his second term in theREAD MORE

We Are the Possible

When we release our fingers From fists of hostility And allow the pure air to cool our palms … When the curtain falls on the minstrel show of hate … When battlefields and coliseum No longer rake our unique and particular sons and daughters Up with the bruised and bloody grass To lie in identicalREAD MORE

Building a More Perfect Union

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” —Abraham Lincoln Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for the 2016 presidential primaries last week. Rather than feeling energized and excited about the promise of a woman candidate, and quite possibly even the first womanREAD MORE

Refuse to Be Silent

Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Missouri chapter said in a statement of condolence to Michael Brown’s family, “Unarmed African-American men are shot and killed by police at an alarming rate. This pattern must stop.” Yes. It must stop, and yet the pattern of police officers shooting unarmed African-American men isREAD MORE