January 2019

It’s time for Congressional Republicans to take a hard look in the mirror and ask themselves one critical question: Will you act in the best interests of the country or the interests of President Trump? You can’t do both. Here’s why. On January 29, FBI … Read More

This is a story of two kids: one who does the right thing and another who, well… you decide.

When a sixth-grade student at Houghton Academy near Buffalo, New York noticed that the bus driver had accidentally hit a parked car, then left the scene, … Read More

Last Friday (Jan. 25), when Trump announced that he would temporarily end the government shutdown without funding for his wall (for now), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi offered the right response: no gloating, no victory lap, no expressions of, “we won, you lost!”

Trump likes to … Read More

In our last episode, Mitch McConnell, (you remember him, he’s the one in the pinstriped suit and the clueless look playing the part of the Senate Majority Leader), was bringing two bills to the floor of the U.S. Senate (that’s the chamber of Congress where … Read More

Real Fake News

The lack of trust in institutions vital to our health, welfare and security continues to grow in the age of Trump. I have written about the serious threat to both children and communities when parents willingly deny vaccinations for their children. Nonetheless, the risk has … Read More

Every week, shameful actions in our nation’s capital seem to surpass those of the previous week.

Thursday (Jan. 17), House representatives – individuals who are supposed to act responsibly and represent the best interests of the country – almost came to physical blows. “Republicans accused … Read More

We Deserve Better Than This

Day 28 of a partial government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

Politifact reports (Jan. 16), “…shuttered federal departments and agencies employ more than 800,000 people, or roughly 40 percent of the federal workforce. … About 380,000 of the have been furloughed, meaning they cannot … Read More

No sooner had I written that I could not find any evidence of a single furloughed federal worker who supports the president in shutting down the government in favor of a southern border wall, (Faces from the Crisis, Jan. 14), then The New … Read More

“ ‘Right now, I can go get a bunch of loans, but if I’m not going to get paid, when am I going to pay those back?’ said Kerri Woodridge, a furloughed Office of Personnel Management employee.” WBAL-TV reported. “Freda McDonald, who’s furloughed from the … Read More

Found! Profiles in Character

But not where you think! As reported by CBS Evening News Anchor Jeff Glor. John Siciliano, a federal corrections officer in New Jersey, hasn’t received a paycheck since December 29, 2018 “and is about to miss a mortgage payment. The bank told him and his … Read More