The New Trump

The new Trump sure looks a lot like the old Trump. Half truths and whole lies. Last night’s speech didn’t magically transform a frog into prince charming – or in this case a pragmatic president. It is a sad day in America when we have to praise our president for using words that aren’t blatantly racist […]

Gut Reactions: Donald Trump is the President-Elect of the United States

I can’t believe I am writing that Trump is legitimately our president-elect. But, here we are. At the doorsteps of history, not to celebrate some monumental achievement which will lift our country up for generations. Rather, a head-scratching turn of events where we the people believe that an openly racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic, fear-mongering businessman is […]

Why Gun Control? Why Now?

Why Gun Control? Why Now? Much has been written about the need to strengthen gun regulation and alternatively the need to protect our constitutional rights. The argument anti-gun control supporters make is that increased regulation not only infringes on our second amendment rights, but also would, intentionally or unintentionally, expand government power by letting legislators dictate who […]

You Can Rahm But You Can’t Hide

Yesterday (12/07/15) Mayor Rahm Emanuel and interim Police Superintendence John J. Escalante held a press conference billed to the public as an accountability and responsibility briefing, in the wake of the video of LaQuan McDonald, Ronald Johnson and the recent Department of Justice investigation on the Chicago police department. During the news conference Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

The Comfortable Silence of Gun Control

Full disclosure, I originally started writing this piece a few weeks after the June 17, 2015 Charleston, North Carolina shooting – where the shooter walked into a historic black church and open fired, killing 9 people. However since the presidential race has been heating up, I have spent a lot of time writing and researching candidates, and responsive […]