President Trump Claims Voter Fraud

It’s been one week since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. In that span of time, the President signed numerous executive orders and memorandums. He met with the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and had a spat with the President of Mexico resulting in a meeting cancellation. Among the President’s executive orders, the most recent one includes a freeze on immigration from seven…

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African-Americans: What The Hell Do You Have To Lose?

To many African-Americans, Trump’s recent appeal fell on death’s ears. The sweeping generalization used to describe problems in African-Americans community is insulting and shows ignorance. Mr. Trump, we are not monolithic. In fact, neither is any other group. Starting with basic physical appearance, it is clear using one broad brush is problematic.  To move further along and observe more substantive criteria like education, economics, religion and politics, it becomes abundantly clear that African-Americans do…

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Hillary Clinton’s Emails Have Nine Lives

We spent the entire summer hearing about those emails.  My thought when I first heard about the private server instead of a government server was why.  I cannot discuss the merits of technology around server use. Technology is not my wheelhouse. However, I am aware the majority of employees have emails account naming their organization (i.e. @organization or .organization).  Employers make clear communications on any of their devices is not employee property. Organizations go…

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Rudy Giuliani: Before Obama, No Successful Attacks – Really?

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” John Adams  –  Second President of the United States Facts always matter.  However, in the 2016 election cycle, we see candidates and their surrogates turn facts into pretzels. Former New…

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When Bullying Looked Like This

Bullying back in the day was limited to the school and playground. Now we also have cyberbullying. Whether we experienced it as kids or are now parents to a kid who is bullied or is bullying, we know the behavior can be destructive and deadly. We tell kids bullying is wrong. As parents, we tell our children not to engage in verbal, social or physical intimidation of their classmates. For the kids on the receiving end, we encourage them to seek help and speak up before it becomes a disruptive cycle.

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Pictures Not Worth 1,000 Words

Cartoonist Ben Garrison in May received significant backlash when he tweeted an image of First Lady, Michelle Obama next to Melania Trump.  The cartoon depicted a masculine angry Michelle Obama next to a feminine smiling Melania Trump. Media outlets and social media went into a tailspin on both sides of the aisle.  The image was condemned as politically incorrect and racist.  The reactions to the image…

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It’s 2044, Suddenly Minority, Now What?

America has been witnessing a presidential election cycle that baffles many.  Donald Trump’s June presidential announcement was received as a joke by most pundits. Several months later, these same pundits are referring to him as frontrunner. Trump stories dominate cable news coverage. Despite his popularity and soaring poll numbers, many are waiting for the Trump candidacy to flat-line. Meanwhile, Trump has tapped into an…

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My Donald Trump Rally Experience

I recently  attended  a  Trump campaign rally.   It was held at a  picturesque location.  The setting  was  a pier  with  highways  and  skyscrapers  as  backdrop.  American flags were flying and  draped  over  balconies  as  supporters and  the curious assembled in the plaza.  The homogeneity of the crowd was immediately apparent. The atmosphere was of excited  anticipation. We were  entertained with some Adele, …

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GOP Round 2: 15 Candidates Remain

CNN will host the second GOP debate later this evening. Two less GOP candidates will hit the debate stages.  Rick Perry gracefully exited the contest this past Friday.  Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore who participated in the August happy hour debate,  did not meet polling standards for either of tonight’s GOP debates.  The format this evening will be opening act  followed by the main event. Opening Act Participants:  Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick…

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GOP Round 1: America, Are We Ready?

Thursday, August 6, 2015 for a political enthusiast might as well be Super Bowl Night!   Do you have your snacks for this television event?   For weeks, we have all heard  about the First Republican Presidential Debate.   Over the past several months, there has been declaration after declaration after declaration.  And if  you are counting,  17 individuals have declared…

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