I needed an uplifting story, and in The Revolutionary Post, I was educated and delighted. I have never heard exactly how the post office came about. Like everyone else, I knew Ben Franklin was largely responsible for the original post office, but I didn’t realize how revolutionary it truly was, how enabling news dissemination was […]
Theodore Roosevelt’s story is an incredible one. He is my favorite president, but he was also much more than a president. He was a complicated man, an indisputable genius, a charismatic statesman, an insatiable scholar, and so much more.
This was a (bit of an unconventional) “Note” on my Post Status Club private blog and newsletter, and I wanted to share this one a bit more publicly. Folks can critique the Affordable Care Act for over-reaching spending or being unaligned with their personal beliefs on the role of government in healthcare, but it absolutely […]
From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities. I was late to read the story about The Internet Agency in the New York Times. But I finished it last night and it is a […]
The intersection of faith and governance is an interesting one. He understands that many are skeptical of faith, both because “religion [has] come to be so closely associated with right-wing politics” and because the Bible “has been used as a document, as a foundation, to justify discrimination.” The revered text is, to some, “the basis […]
The frightening reality, however, is that we are remarkably ignorant about student debt. How many borrowers are delinquent on their federal loans? How does delinquency differ by amount of debt, income and education? Which colleges leave students underwater, with low earnings and large debts they can’t pay? That’s just a start. We also don’t know […]
It seems Jeb Bush has been running for president for a while now. Interesting inside take from Politico. It’s just crazy to me that the 2016 election could easily end up being Bush vs. Clinton. Source: Inside Jeb Bush’s ‘shock and awe’ launch – Ben White and Marc Caputo – POLITICO
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. -Thomas Jefferson If you are in the US, I encourage you to go to The Day We Fight Back and contact your congressional representatives to tell them that you are opposed to unconstitutional mass surveillance by the […]
Well, the title pretty much says it all. Take this for what it’s worth: nothing. The following is simply my gut feeling of how the results will come in….
As part of my contributing at Doc’s Political Parlor, I’m continuing the Alabama 2010 series there. As new posts come up, I’ll link them back to this post for easy navigating. Sparks and Bentley on Immigration Sparks and Bentley on Education Sparks and Bentley on Jobs (and Gambling too) Image used with permission