Cold Coffee – The Starbucks Boycott Could Leave A Bad Taste In Our Mouths

Originally posted on Progressive Express:
Right from the start I have to make clear that the sudden leap to action from concerned citizens of good conscience was impressive.  The energy and force of activism was encouraging.  And the spirit of justice in the quest for racial equality was heart-warming and well-conceived.  But the Starbucks boycott…

Happy Easter 2018!

For some, today is a solemn holiday about resurrection and the power of God. For others, it is a season of rebirth, celebrated in relation to deities or simply nature. Many look forward to coloring and hiding eggs and gorging on candy. Some celebrate combinations of these things, and some don’t celebrate. Whatever your tradition, … More Happy Easter 2018!

March for Our Lives

I was unable to attend today’s March for Our Lives in DC. I am however, extraordinarily impressed with this new generation’s ability to get people moving on important issues, in this case the need for gun reform/improved firearm regulation. These youth have managed to rally people around the world, and we can expect them to … More March for Our Lives

School Shootings

CNN reports that today’s shooting in Florida in the fourth shooting at middle or high schools in the US in calendar year 2018. We aren’t even two months in to the year yet. The most recent count I have seen is 17 dead. I don’t generally prefer to cite Wikipedia, but their link to school … More School Shootings

State of the Union

President Trump gave the State of the Union address last night, summing up his first year. It was, predictably, full of exaggerations and outright lies. Even many of the true statements require additional context, which makes the somewhat misleading. Here’s a link to Politifact’s fact check of the address. Here’s a link to a transcript … More State of the Union