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These Bipartisan Efforts are Inspiring and Impactful

Overview As a nation, collectively and as individuals, many are focusing 90% of their energy on the 10% of things that we disagree on rather than the 90% that we agree on. As has been said repeatedly, what unites us is greater than what divides us. Our country faces many challenges. We could list the… Continue reading These Bipartisan Efforts are Inspiring and Impactful

Black Community Leaders Speak Out Against Violent Protests

We’ve witnessed decades of violent and militant acts among right-wing extremists. Everything from incidents like the 1995 Oklahoma bombing, to more recent events like the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Right-wing extremists seem to be more heavily armed and motivated to do greater harm than their leftist counterparts. There are many examples of armed right-wing… Continue reading Black Community Leaders Speak Out Against Violent Protests

Meet the Republicans Promoting Civility and Cooperation

While public attention has mostly been on extremism within the Republican Party over the past four years, there have also been some hopeful indicators for where the party may be heading in the future. I try to support leaders across the political spectrum who seem to be independent thinkers who will put people and country… Continue reading Meet the Republicans Promoting Civility and Cooperation

Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

In his article “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection,” [Wired 7 Jan 2021] Roger McNamee has asserted that Facebook, Twitter, and other social media services intentionally promote incendiary content. He states, “the algorithmic amplification of extreme content is a business choice made in pursuit of profit.” Content that incites people will be… Continue reading Roger McNamee Discusses His Wired Article – “Platforms Must Pay for Their Role in the Insurrection”

National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

On 16 Jan 2021, the plan for Joe Biden’s first 100 days was announced. The headline from NPR read “Biden To Quickly Sign Orders Mandating Masks, Reversing Trump Travel Ban And More.” The part about “orders mandating masks” caught my attention. That story was tweeted on 17 Jan at 11:00 AM CT. Here's what President-elect… Continue reading National Response to the Biden Federal Mask Mandate

This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Simple Predictions About five days ago, I wrote an article stating that kicking conservative individuals and groups off of social media would result in militant extremists moving to encrypted channels of communication on the dark web to launch attacks against the nation. Now, five days later, militant extremists have moved to encrypted channels of communication… Continue reading This Won’t End Well: Big Tech Firms Censoring and Targeting Conservatives

Response to Matthew Cooke “Wake Up Call for Republicans” Video

Video Here’s the video. Below you’ll find commentary and response. Commentary Two days ago, Matthew Cooke posted the video shown above. It’s a compelling appeal that seems to be a kind of intervention effort designed to bring Republicans back to their traditional roots. Some of the points made are similar to concerns expressed by some… Continue reading Response to Matthew Cooke “Wake Up Call for Republicans” Video

DOCUMENTARY: “The legacy of the Flint water crisis” (60 Minutes)

Video About the Video Six years ago, lead seeped into the tap water in Flint, Michigan, while state and local officials said everything was fine. Now, the same doctor who proved something was wrong is taking the first comprehensive look at the thousands of kids exposed to lead in Flint. Sharyn Alfonsi reports. About 60… Continue reading DOCUMENTARY: “The legacy of the Flint water crisis” (60 Minutes)

FBI Issues National Security Alert for Jan 2021 Following Capitol Attack

Earlier today it was reported that an FBI bulletin is warning that radicalized Trump supporters and other militant allies are planning multiple armed protests across the United States. “Armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from 16 January through at least 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January through… Continue reading FBI Issues National Security Alert for Jan 2021 Following Capitol Attack

Are social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook limiting free speech and the First Amendment?

Multiple Viewpoints It’s natural to seek out news and opinions that support our own views, and avoid whatever challenges us to think deeper about issues. This article will likely reinforce and also challenge your views. Please consider reading the various perspectives presented here, and then provide comments and feedback with any suggestions of how to… Continue reading Are social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook limiting free speech and the First Amendment?

Philanthropy, Volunteering, and Public Interest Social Impact

Improving Quality of Life To enjoy life and help others do the same. That’s a goal most people share. We all want to improve the quality of life for as many people as possible. Most of us want to leave the world better than we found it so future generations can enjoy the variety of… Continue reading Philanthropy, Volunteering, and Public Interest Social Impact

Omaze – Innovative Nonprofit Fundraising Service

Omaze is a nonprofit fundraising platform and service that creates curated raffles for high-value items like vehicles, entertainment, and travel. Organizations using Omaze include: Comic Relief, Doctors Without Borders, Jane Goodall Institute, Malala Fund, National Geographic Society, UNICEF, United Nations Foundation, and many others. Here’s an excerpt from their about page: We exist to empower… Continue reading Omaze – Innovative Nonprofit Fundraising Service