Using new technology to better cover the news

Using new technology to better cover the news

Several inches of unpredicted and surprise snow fell in Southwestern Virginia Thursday, catching many of us by surprise and adding another day of weather-induced insult to a winter of discontent. The catchall phrase used by the talking heads on TV calls such storms “winter events” and they often include snow, freezing rain and sleet.  Thursday’s […]

The momentum for increased gun control is fading. Good. Now we can move on

The momentum for increased gun control is fading.  Good.  Now we can move on

Without another mass murder at a school somewhere in the United States, the cause of gun control is dead, holstered by other political realities that have taken center stage. Those who thought the shock and momentum caused by the deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut cold spur enough national momentum to force new […]

Rabid-right Republicans, as usual, resist long-needed change in hypocritical and bigoted ideas

Rabid-right Republicans, as usual, resist long-needed change in hypocritical and bigoted ideas

The rabid right wing of the Republican Party, less and less of a factor as time marches on without them, is still fighting to prevent the party from moving forward and joining modern times. “Look, the Republican Party is not going to change,” former Senator and failed Presidential candidate Rick Santorum told Politico recently.  “If […]

Time to bury the homophobia and support gay marriage

Time to bury the homophobia and support gay marriage

Marriage, if you believe the overwrought hyperbole of the rabid right-wing that controls the Republican Party and wants to send America deeper into the dark ages, is a sacred institution limited only to the coupling of a man and woman — a doctrine, they claim, blessed by the Bible and worthy of ratification by the […]

Let’s try a society of no political parties and no conflicting ideologies: Let’s try for a place called ‘America’

Let’s try a society of no political parties and no conflicting ideologies:  Let’s try for a place called ‘America’

What this country needs is a leader who owes his or her allegiance not to any political party or philosophical belief. What this country needs of a leader who owes his or her loyalty to America — and the Americans who live here and love the country. That’s all Americans — black, white, Hispanic, conservative, […]

Republicans: A party where failure is the only option

Republicans: A party where failure is the only option

After failing, once again, to capture the Presidency last fall, a number of Republicans sat down and wondered aloud what — if anything — could be done to reverse the party’s failed fortunes in the future. That gathering was followed by a series of meetings among party leaders, elected officials and consultants to find an […]