Do You Want Guns in Schools? The NRA Does

After a week of what was thought to be respectful, even remorseful, silence on the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shootings, the NRA took to the podium this morning, with… shall we say, both barrels blazing. National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre addressed the media in Washington D.C. with the message that the only way to keep our children safe is to put armed security guards in schools....more
@AR15fan despite your arrogant, condescending tone, I feel the need to respond. Columbine, ... more

Do You Want Guns in Schools? The NRA Does

After a week of what was thought to be respectful, even remorseful, silence on the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shootings, the NRA took to the podium this morning, with… shall we say, both barrels blazing. National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre addressed the media in Washington D.C. with the message that the only way to keep our children safe is to put armed security guards in schools....more
Why stop with armed guards in the schools? Why not just have them follow our children ... more

The Senseless Death of Savita Halappanavar

In the early hours of Sunday, October 28th, Savita Halappanavar died a death that was, most likely, totally preventable. She died because the hospital where she was a patient denied her a lifesaving procedure, one that she requested, a procedure that she would have likely been granted nearly anywhere else in the western world. ...more
What exactly does pro life mean? This woman's life wasn't valued. You are nothing more than a ... more

Was Romney's Defeat a GOP Referendum?

Gov. Mitt Romney's failure to unseat President Barack Obama, with Republicans and Democrats still reigning over the House and Senate, respectively, leaves Washington as we found it before last night: status quo....more
I used to consider myself an independent until the Tea Party came along and IMHO some very ... more

Hurricane Sandy – I Lost Power But Maybe Found a Stronger Connection

It has been a few days since hurricane Sandy reached the Northeast and caused havoc for millions. I remained in my apartment in New York City for three days with my two daughters without electricity or water. The days had their challenges but I noticed how my daughters and I all stayed together the entire time. We ate, slept, talked and played together. We laughed about the non-working toilet that was starting to smell and the hard biscuits I made in the dark....more
One of the nicest things I've read in a very long time. more

Could Obama's Handling of Sandy Make the Election?

Election day is one week away, but Superstorm Sandy has thrown this tightest of presidential elections into another whirlwind. The massive storm – and its aftermath – have forced President Obama off the campaign trail and on to something even more formidable: proving his presidential mettle in the wake of a natural disaster. The President has cancelled his campaigning through Wednesday....more
@DeniseAS Funny you failed to mention that he turned around and went back to the White House so ... more

Beneath a Cloudless Sky: Believing in Change

Shortly after we moved into our house in 1996, Luisa and I hung a rainbow flag off the front of our house.  It felt like staking a claim - we were creating a home together - and every day I'd come home from work and smile as I saw that flag fluttering in the wind. And then one day, we came home to find that the flag had been burned. ...more
Oh, this is so sad and discouraging yet you, your partner and your children inspire me to not ... more

Mitt Is Not Moderate, But He Does Say Things Like "Binders Full of Women"

I was waiting to see who would show up at tonight’s town hall at Hofstra University. Would it be the suddenly “Moderate Mitt” of the last presidential debate? Or would it be “Extreme Mitt,” the self-described “severely conservative” governor we’d come to know during the endless debates of the primary? The suspense was practically killing me. ...more
Wow, excellent post! Clear, sensible, full of facts. Romney should hire you. Thank you for ... more

Mr. President, Your Family Is Not More Important Than Mine

Recently, in an appearance on the morning chat show on CNN, Jessica Yellin revealed that President Obama has not done more outreach to Republicans because he wants to spend more time at home as a family. I give him a great deal of credit for wanting to be a hands-on dad. That is a wonderful thing. I mean that sincerely. He brought those two girls into the world and he is responsible for them. They deserve to have a childhood....more
Taking the political slant out of this (which is not worth arguing over), I'm confused as to why ... more

The "S" word: Intimacy and Recovery

I think this is important to talk about, especially for couples who used, and recover together. Because so many things in the relationship change. Sex being a big one. ...more
First,I just want to congratulate you on being clean, being courageous, and being so damn real. ... more