Ulysses S. Grant – An Archetype of American Leadership

The United States midterm elections take place on Tuesday, November 6.  If you have not already done so, you should review the candidates appearing on your ballot at http://www.vote411.org.  This website provides useful summaries of platforms and policy positions, in addition to highlighting those candidates who do not even bother to answer simple questions (automatic…

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The Unknown Legislatures that Run America

The American media loves to report on Presidential elections.  From e-mail scandals to birth certificates, West Point admissions to unfathomable hairstyles, the American media will stop at nothing to run another sound bite or story on Presidential elections, even when primary season is in its infancy.  Senate, congressional, and gubernatorial races receive less coverage from…

Book Review: The Jungle

Many people read this book in high school, and if they didn't, they should now.  Not only is Upton Sinclair a phenomenal writer, but he's also an inspiring political activist.  At a time when workers had little to no rights, protections, or collective bargaining abilities, Sinclair brought cultural awareness to the food production epidemic in…

Wall Street Accountability – Part 1

Today we remember our veterans.  We remember those who served and continue to serve our great country, the United States of America.  As I mentioned in my post yesterday, our country would not be what it is today without the bravery and courage of our veterans. While we honor our veterans and thank them for…

Veteran’s Day Weekend at Arlington National Cemetery

It is a very sobering experience walking through Arlington National Cemetery, especially on Veteran's Day weekend.  The experience is a great reminder of all those who sacrificed to ensure equality, freedom, and peace around the world.  Whether you agreed with the basis for a particular war or not, you cannot deny the bravery, courage, and…