Five Ways Montana Did the Resistance Proud

Sure a guy who lied to his constituents about the healthcare bill, has financial ties to Russia and body slammed a reporter just won a Congressional seat. That’s infuriating. It’s depressing. And, frankly, it’s tempting to allow it to become discouraging. However,...

The Cruelest Trend in Media

There is an over-used expression: You can’t imagine how bad it was. We use that saying to describe terrible acting in a movie, an awkward social situation and even as a dramatic way to answer a friend asking how our day was. “Awful! You can’t imagine how...

Florida Mom Seeks Justice for “Biking While Black” Teen Decades Later

St. Petersburg, FL - Vel Thompson is on a quest to let America know that Stand Your Ground is not the only thing stealing the lives of African-American teenagers in Florida. Her son, Michael Morgan, was taken from her over twenty years ago...

Jerry Doyle Interviews Shawna Vercher

Jerry Doyle, national talk radio host and political commentator interviewed Shawna Vercher and they spoke generally of the nature of politics, what's wrong, what's right and how to best address it. Listen here to their interview here - several times he mentioned one...

That Special Bullying Reserved For Women

I held the phone with one hand and my forehead with another. I had to sit down as she was talking before my legs gave out on me. This could NOT be real. In fact, I’m pretty sure the first words I found were, “Are you KIDDING me??” But it wasn’t a joke. It...

Why Do We March? Because Of What We Resist

“What is the point? Isn’t it a waste of time?” “He’s still going to be President. It’s not like you can change that.” “Have you seen some of the people that go to those things? Do you really want to be around them?” Raise your hand if you’ve heard these...

Remembering Jerry Doyle, No Matter Which Man You Knew

A great and booming voice was silenced when we lost Jerry Doyle. To pay tribute to him is a particularly daunting task because countless individuals were touched by that voice. For many Jerry Doyle will always be the amiable and independent Michael...

How The Gay Community Can Help Save America

Millions of families will soon crowd into movie theaters with excited children clutching their popcorn to see one of the most famous fish in the world. She’s likely going to dominate the box office, sell warehouses worth of merchandise and help Disney...

Military Funerals Can Be A Model for Our Government

Recently I attended the military funeral service for one of my relatives. As I sat there quietly under a gazebo in the beautiful cemetery, listening to "Taps" playing through the trees, I found myself swelling with patriotism. Even with the sadness of the death that...

Media Coverage of The Charlie Hebdo tragedy

The mainstream media could not have handled coverage of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy worse if they sat around a conference room table and said, "How can we simultaneously insult the Muslim community, denigrate the work of the victims of a terrorist attack and set our...

Florida Politics Week in Review: The Cocaine Congressman

There’s nothing better than a Congressional cocaine bust to remind us that politics is back in full swing in the state of Florida! Here is a roundup of this week’s winners and losers as we start barreling toward the 2014 campaign season. Let’s start by...

Football, Rape and National Media: Five Things to Keep in Mind Regarding the FSU Case

No matter what happens in the future with the investigation, Jameis Winston will forever have a footnote next to his name that references sexual assault. We still don't know whether torpedoing his reputation is tragically unfair or a nearly a year overdue. What we do...

Leading Florida Legislator Comes out for Marriage Equality

Over 1,300 Democrats gathered in South Florida for the annual Jefferson-Jackson conference, ready to kick off the 2014 campaign season. While no official policies or platforms were introduced, Rep. Darryl Rouson, State House Leader-designee, set a decisive...

The FL Governor’s Race: Who Will Run and What Will it Take to Win?

The dust may have barely settled from a brutal Presidential campaign season, but in Florida the focus has already turned to the 2014 Governor’s race. During their annual Jefferson-Jackson event in South Florida, the Democratic Party message was clear. They...

Allen West Incites Threats Against University Students

Former Congressman Allen West issued a "warning" to Florida Atlantic University Students on his Facebook Page: if they continue their meetings and protests of his wife's Board of Trustee's Office, "...you will face me, the side of me that you do not want to see."...

Florida Democrat’s Vote Advances ‘Anti-Religious Hate’ Bill

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Democratic State Senator Geraldine F. Thompson (FL Dist 12) cast a deciding committee vote in Tallahassee that advanced Bill 58, which national advocacy organizations have labeled the “Anti-Religious Hate” bill. According to the...

Terry Jones Doesn’t Buy the Hate He’s Selling

"Terry Jones the man" does not actually believe that Muslims are "of the devil", and yet "Terry Jones the Pastor" dismisses the murders tied to his dangerous rhetoric as part of the cost of free speech. Separating himself from the consequences of his actions is how...

Dear Paul Ryan – So how does this whole “Rape Baby” thing work?

Last week, when asked about your personal stance on abortion, you referred to rape as one of the many "methods of conception", a method that you go on to say "doesn't change the definition of life". A baby is a baby in your eyes, which is why if it were up to you...

Protesters Greet Paul Ryan in Florida

As the motorcade for Rep. Paul Ryan traveled to an event at a Florida yacht club less than an hour from where the Republican National Convention will be held, dozens of protesters were waiting to greet him. Approximately sixty-five individuals gathered in...

5 Hard Truths — Florida Leaders Briefed on the Spill

Leaders of Florida business, politics and academia converged for a meeting in Sanibel and were briefed on the oil spill by representatives from the Oil Spill Academic Task Force (OSATF). Comprised of representatives from all institutions in the State...

How The Gay Community Can Help Save America

Millions of families will soon crowd into movie theaters with excited children clutching their popcorn to see one of the most famous fish in the world. She’s likely going to dominate the box office, sell warehouses worth of merchandise and help Disney...

Military Funerals Can Be A Model for Our Government

Recently I attended the military funeral service for one of my relatives. As I sat there quietly under a gazebo in the beautiful cemetery, listening to "Taps" playing through the trees, I found myself swelling with patriotism. Even with the sadness of the death that...

Media Coverage of The Charlie Hebdo tragedy

The mainstream media could not have handled coverage of the Charlie Hebdo tragedy worse if they sat around a conference room table and said, "How can we simultaneously insult the Muslim community, denigrate the work of the victims of a terrorist attack and set our...

Florida Politics Week in Review: The Cocaine Congressman

There’s nothing better than a Congressional cocaine bust to remind us that politics is back in full swing in the state of Florida! Here is a roundup of this week’s winners and losers as we start barreling toward the 2014 campaign season. Let’s start by...