Torturing Animals is Clearly a Psychiatric Disease (Opinion)

“We could tell the way a man lives his life by his treatment of animals.” – Sigmund Freud Why are we prone to sympathize more with animal deaths in films than human deaths? Watching a person and a dog trapped in a burning building while being given the opportunity to save one, I’d assume it be the species that drinks water from a glass. In … Continue reading Torturing Animals is Clearly a Psychiatric Disease (Opinion)

All is Fair in Love and Politics

Democrats and Republicans have cried foul over negative attacks made against them, saying they should not be allowed and that the attacker should be ashamed of themselves. I say to hell with that, it’s part of the ultimate game-plan for a candidate running. An attack launched at a critical moment could edge a the candidate past their opponent at precisely the right moment and ensure … Continue reading All is Fair in Love and Politics

Trump continues to fight with intelligence community

President-elect Donald Trump has begun a fight with the intelligence community, that could spill into his presidency. Trump has raised doubts about U.S. intelligence, citing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Trump elicited alarm after he tweeted disparagingly about a classified briefing he is due to receive this week. Assange has been seen as a partner with Russia in fighting the West. Assange recently appeared on Sean … Continue reading Trump continues to fight with intelligence community

The Intersection of Politics and Social Media

Modern day campaigning is all about social media. We’re so used to seeing candidates drop a thousand points in key media markets and later winning elections. In today’s world, 140 characters on Twitter can be as powerful if not more powerful, than the traditional methods, in the right hands. Social media has grown because of declining trust in big institutions by young voters. When a … Continue reading The Intersection of Politics and Social Media

9/11: The Day That America Stood Still

A day of tragedy and great loss; a day that will forever burn in my memory. I was up early, sitting in my living room with the television on, waiting for my family. I was watching the morning news, when suddenly the images began to appear as they were happening. Unbelievable…shocking…disturbing…surreal…. I was one of the lucky ones, I didn’t lose a friend or family … Continue reading 9/11: The Day That America Stood Still

Are you responsible for TSA fiasco?

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 — The summer travel season puts millions of additional travelers in airline seats. This year, the security lines required to get to those seats are longer than ever. Since its creation, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been blamed for making air travel a miserable experience. The ritual of removing shoes, belts and jackets, putting laptop computers in their own bin and shampoo and toothpaste in a plastic bag, … Continue reading Are you responsible for TSA fiasco?

A Cory Booker pick could help Clinton cement victory

With Hillary Clinton expected to become the Democratic presidential nominee, speculation is rising about whom she will pick as a running mate. She needs a running mate who will stand out, is loved by the Democratic Party, and who can help distance her from Donald Trump. Several names have surfaced, including Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Julian Castro and Labor Secretary Tom Perez. There is a better choice. To recognize the … Continue reading A Cory Booker pick could help Clinton cement victory

President Obama “America’s Greatest Worst” President

fe In 2008, President Obama promised hope and change. It is now 2016 and the only thing he has given us is a country divided and in chaos. Hope and change is not in President Obama’s vocabulary. He’s failed the economy, the people and the world. President Obama said he wanted to unite America but failed to even unite his own community. When he was … Continue reading President Obama “America’s Greatest Worst” President