How the post office created America

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 […]

Self-employed people are ignored by the government

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 […]

The Agency

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 […]

A senator’s faith — and humility

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 […]

When there is liberty

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 […]

Sparks and Bentley on the Issues

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