• Op-Eds

    OP-ED 10 reasons why political complacency is not an option – Part 2, 5-10

    The following is Part 2 of a two-part series. Both articles highlight the cause and effect of each listed reason as to why political complacency is not an option. 6- If you find yourself caring about any of the following:  The environment, equality, medical care, a healthy economy, discrimination, or other such sociopolitical concerns/matters that affect your life -get involved, speak, push back, type, text, post a sticker, and scrutinize your information sources. The point is that our voices are powerful weapons. Perhaps it’s time to enter your political representative’s phone number and email into your contacts list. They will get the message when you empower yourself.   7- Traditional…

  • This Week's Paper

    10 Reasons Why Political Complacency is Not an Option –Part 1, 1-5

    The following is Part 1of a two-part series. Both articles highlight the cause and effect of each listed reason as to why political complacency is not an option. 1- Reality and facts are being manipulated so frequently that they are on the verge of becoming eradicated. Not good. Setting this precedence and perpetuating the practice is dangerous –like the Salem witch trials dangerous, where anyone can fall victim to an angry mob that bears false witness. Pizzagate anyone? The truth being made to be irrelevant is a precursor to anarchy. If unchallenged, we forfeit a civilization guided by truth, reason, justice, safety, and other such reassurances that have been, to…

  • Op-Eds,  This Week's Paper

    Disarming Political Absurdity: Quick Tips on Successfully Dealing with Confrontation

    There has been much that has been written about the threats of complacency. Historically, democracy has never been easy to achieve or maintain. It requires participation and the benefits of informed participation have, to this point, triumphed over the fringe harm of uniformed participation. Our democracy and western civilization relies on vigilance and action. So, the question is have you been both? Have you been either? Have you been neither? Be honest. Let’s realize our roles in contributing to the freedoms that we enjoy daily. Perhaps we aspire to be more active, but the thought of the state of rancid politics is such a turn-off that we shrink under the…

  • News

    Forward Nation Radio: The Myth of Make America Great Again

    “Make America Great Again” was used so frequently that, when asked, many of Trump’s supporters could not specifically explain what the slogan they had been repeating, wearing, and hashtagging actually meant. How do you know precisely when a country is “great” and when it is not? Is there any middle ground? Furthermore, what was the historical point of reference when the country was great and what makes it not so great now? What coal-country might find favorable might mean sickness or environmental concerns for others. The fact that the notion of making America great again cannot be easily or systematically quantified, suggests that the draw to such a statement resides…