Chat with Richard: Building a National Strategic Agenda

Meaningful work in Washington is hard to come by these days. The truly last piece of legislation that had any real impact was likely the budget deal put together by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray.

White House Petition: End the FDA Gay Blood Ban

Call On HHS & The FDA To End Their Ban Against Gay & Bisexual Male Blood Donors The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) bans gay & bisexual men from donating blood. The current lifetime deferral focuses

Chat with Richard: Aereo Loses Supreme Court Case Against Big Broadcasters

For nearly 18 months, I have been a consumer, fan, and advocate of a service called, Aereo. This past week, the United States Supreme Court ruled in a case, American Broadcasting Company v. Aereo, that Aereo’s service

News: Ukraine Signs Trade Deal with the EU

The deal that sparked the demonstrations (because the sitting Ukrainian president would not sign it) which lead to the ouster of the president which lead to Russia’s actions in Crimea, which lead to a new president, has

Chat with Richard: The Declaration of Independence

I recently visited Washington D.C. and was taken aback at the majesty of our Declaration. Read More:  Text of the Declaration of Independence Text of the U.S. Constitution 

News: UK: Green Party Calls for Change to Gay Blood Ban

From Pink News: Green Party councillors on the Brighton and Hove City Council have called for the end to the bar against gay and bisexual men donating blood within 12 months of having sex with a man.

Supporting the Keystone XL Pipeline

For the last five years, the phrase Keystone XL has been in and out of the news. Sometime this year it will either be cemented as a part of the American energy story or it will fade