In the past, I have given an overview of the Social Security safety-net and presented some of the challenges the program has over the next 20 years. Recently, the seven-term senior Senator from Utah and Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, Orrin Hatch, asked the Congressional Budget Office, the CBO, several questions about the […]
via Breitbart News: San Francisco Presses Feds to End Ban on Gay Male Blood Donations Excerpt: In 1983, as the AIDS epidemic was raging, gays and bisexual men were banned from donating blood by the FDA. Now San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a resolution to end the ban, and the city board is […]
As Michael Sam recently accepted the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs, a sense of pride and honor came over me. I now live in a world where there is a gay NBA player, a gay MLS player, and a gay NFL player. Growing up, I didn’t have role models like that, and […]
On the evening of September 11, 2001, the United States knew war was coming. We didn’t yet know against whom or how it would be fought and won, we just knew it was coming. By the end of the next week, that war had been given a name: The War on Terror. I was a […]
From Stuart Scott: Our life’s journey is about the people in it. How you live. Why you live. The manner in which you live. Please make a difference with yours.
I have spoken and written about the tense and deadly situation in Ukraine over the past nine months, but with the downing of MH17 last week by presumably renegade forces in Eastern Ukraine, a new chapter in the world’s relationship with Ukraine and Russia appears to be imminent. Take a watch / listen to Rachel […]
From Agence de Presse Africaine: The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) said Wednesday it is weighing legal options to take the Botswana government to court for barring members of the gays and lesbian community from donating blood. Read the full story.