Op Ed

Time to Abolish Political Parties – Before It’s Too Late

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The Founding Fathers were oddly prescient at times. If you think about the system that led Donald Trump to the threshold of the most powerful position in the world, and the corruption that has elevated Hillary Clinton to her party's nomination, you have to wonder if they weren't psychic. Because if we don't do something to resolve this national horror, America will lose everything – including itself. Read More »

Opinion: Black Lives Matter

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Black Lives Matter isn’t a racist group. It doesn’t say other races don’t matter. It’s saying please pay attention and see what is happening to a specific group of people. The last time I checked, the death penalty could be imposed only by the courts. Resisting arrest, committing a crime or having a broken light on your car shouldn’t result ... Read More »

An Open Letter to President Obama: It’s Time to Lead

U.S. President Barack Obama

Mr. President— You may never read this. I’d be willing to bet that you’ll never see any of this letter, isolated as you are in the gilded cage that is the Oval Office. But perhaps, just perhaps, you might, and on the off-chance you do I cannot be more blunt that this: The time has come for you to lead ... Read More »

Niagara Falls – Somewhere Over the Rainbow

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There are magical places that once visited capture the essence of the moment – time, place, and experience – and this transforming opportunity stays with us long afterwards. Such is the case for Niagara Falls, where the power and majesty of nature are only eclipsed by the astonishment and awe experienced there. I had first gone to Niagara Falls 35 ... Read More »