At first I was sad as a fellow marathoner. Then I was sad as an American. On the afternoon of April 15, 2013, I was working at a small digital agency in New York City. I pulled up the news on a quick break and saw the breaking news of an explosion near the finish […]
As the campaign for the Oval Office heats up (already), there are some key questions we need to be asking. Among them, what is your plan to create a sustainable budget?
Last month I had the opportunity to meet 2016 presidential candidate Dale Christensen in Dallas County, Iowa. Dale is a man full of convictions and I admire his entrance into the race. A few things about Dale are worth mentioning. First, he was educated both here and overseas (London). He has worked internationally and is […]
Recently, 115 of the 188 Democratic members of the House and 42 Democratic Senators voted to support expanding Social Security benefits. During the marathon budget “vote-a-rama,” two important Social Security amendments were offered. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) offered an amendment protecting all Americans against cuts to Social Security benefits. And around 2:30 in the morning, […]
The Washington Post: Where George W. Bush Was Right Excerpt: The fact that Bush’s administration so botched its remedy — regime change and occupation of Iraq — should not blind us to the fact that it accurately diagnosed the problem. The Arab world provides no easy answers, trapped as it is between repressive dictators and […]
Last week, Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed into law, SB 101, their version of the federal religious freedom law. There has been a firestorm of anger directed at Indiana including Angie’s List pulling out a business expansion costing the state 100 jobs and $40 million in investment. But why is this happening? The law itself […]
In our March podcast, we welcome former college athlete and Teach for America teacher, Mike Cress. After four years as a teacher, Cress is on his way to Harvard to earn a Master’s Degree but plans on returning to Title I schools after completing his degree. In this conversation, Cress describes the students in a […]