Paul Ryan Should Get This: ObamaCare is here to Stay

I consider it a great shame to this nation the United States, being the most prosperous country on the earth, that for decades, our health care system has been so
 

Rand Paul’s Filibuster and Rant Shows Fear and Ignorance

I will give Senator Rand Paul (KY) credit for being steadfast with his filibuster, which says he actually believes what he is saying, or else he has serious designs on
 

Gay Marriage: Why the Sea Change in Public Opinion?

I think most of my gay brothers and sisters are still pinching themselves, expecting to wake up any moment to realize that it was all just a dream and we
 

We do not need another Bush in the White House

I was reading in USA Today an article about former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and a book he has published concerning immigration.
 

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia Needs to Explain “Racial Entitlement”

The United States Supreme Court recently listened to a challenge to the Voting Rights Act in which the question before the court is “about whether the federal government should still
 

Bead-Reader #3 Dick Cheney, Go Away!

I know I speak for many when I say these words: Dick Cheney Go Away!
 

Medicare and Social Security Can Expect Cuts

If there is ever a deal between Congress and the president, to divert cuts and find some common ground, or should I say some fair trades, the big three entitlements
 

Equality for Gay Americans Not Complete Until the End of DOMA

The presidency of Barack Obama has brought a sea change to Gay rights, with the repeal of DODT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) and the president’s announcement that he supports same-sex
 

Obama’s State of the Union: Big Dreams, Little Hope, But Great Legacy

I for one hope President Barack Obama will see fruition to everything he asks for in his first State of the Union address of his second term.
 

Why Some Children Never Seem to Matter

I am sure that most of us care about our children, we care about other people’s children, and we care what happens to them.
 

A Congress of Hope or a Congress Divided

Recently, since the new Congress has taken their seats, there has been some bipartisanship efforts that have come forward mostly from the Senate, even on some major issues, such as
 

Bead-Reader #2 – NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre Speaks Only for Gun Makers and Buyers

Mr. Pierre deserves to be on this Bead-Reader’s list. He is way out of touch with the world he lives in and his paranoia affects way too many people.
 

Boy Scouts of America: Openly Gay People More Trustworthy

Many of us grow enlightened while some remain in the dark — when it comes to understanding anything about gay people.
 

NRA President LaPierre in Speech, Defends “Absolutism”

After President Obama referred to “Absolutism” in his Second Inaugural address to the nation, the president of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre attacked the president’s use of the word by defending
 

Obama’s Second Presidential Inauguration: Here is Hoping for Greatness

President Barack Obama has finally crossed the last threshold into his second term as president.
 

Great Excerpts from Obama Second Inauguration Speech

President Barack Obama’s Second Inaugural speech to me was one of his most elegant and the most well said speech I have ever heard from him, and I have heard
 

Does the NRA Believe Owning Rocket Launcher Second Amendment Right?

We live in an age where one country can literally destroy another country, blow it entirely off the map.
 

Ideology and the Voices We Follow

Throughout my life, I have listened to others, and at times — at least during my younger years — I obeyed some of those voices and I was led down roads that perhaps I would have been better off if
 

America’s First Gay President: Coming Out Sometime in the Future

This may seem farfetched at this time in our history but I assure you, America will someday have an out-of-the-closet and into your hearts, gay president.