Tag Archives: government

The Subtle Evil of Generalization

As a society we have been well educated about the evil of stereotypes related to race. Even with all the reminders, we still have issues in this area. Much less obvious are the broad generalizations we make about anyone who is opposed to our point of view. Here are a couple that I have seen […]

Vitriol or Friendship

Courage And Fear

There are only a couple of weeks left before the 2016 election season is over. Like many, I am disgusted with the process and what I am witnessing. This year is bringing out the worst in so many, many people. I started working elections as a teenager and cannot remember such an emotional, divisive campaign. […]

The Issue of Race

Football Buddies

If I have learned anything the last few years, it is that the political parties are incapable of fixing our political problems. This has been demonstrated clearly during the crisis of race relations in 2014 and continuing into this year. We have one party that claims to want to address the problem while instigating further […]

Critical Mass

avalanche in Himalaya

Gatherings of people based on a special interest are common, gathering to discuss, debate and learn from each other. Industries, political parties, social causes, wealth, are just a few commonalities that bring people together. While we see these groups everywhere, starting one can be very challenging. Sure, there are groups that form quickly around an […]

Voter Fraud is a Real Threat to the US

Fraud Concept - Magnifying Glass.

For the last few elections a growing undercurrent has started to swell. There have been more and more incidents of voter fraud being reported on each election cycle. But even as we hear reports of abuse, we hear little of consequences–either punishment or prevention. No one of any consequence accepts responsibility. This is a serious […]

Education Issues 2014

edplus leg bkfst

I had the pleasure of attending the 2014 EducationPlus Legislative Breakfast this morning. Most of the school districts in St. Louis were represented along with about 20 Legislators, including the Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon. I really appreciated how the event was organized and truly focused in on the key issues we face. I would […]