Breaking: AZ (R) Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay SB 1062
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Breaking: AZ (R) Gov. Jan Brewer Vetoes Anti-Gay SB 1062

Breaking: Arizona- Feb. 26th, 2014 Arizona Governor (R) Jan Brewer vetoes controversial anti-gay SB 1062; A measure constructed by fellow republican legislators at the Arizona Statehouse to allow businesses to refuse service and to discriminate (against homosexuals) citing “moral conscience” and “religious freedoms”. AZ (R) Sen. John McCain did not support the bill, neither did … Continue reading

“Welcome to Indiana, EXCEPT if You’re Gay” Bosma Passes HJR-3
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“Welcome to Indiana, EXCEPT if You’re Gay” Bosma Passes HJR-3

Original article here, at the Muncie Voice. Statehouse- Indianapolis, IN- January 23, 2014 Speaker (R) Brian Bosma passes HJR-3 through the Indiana Elections Committee Despite the June, 26th 2013 DOMA/SCOTUS ruling that a federal ban on same-sex marriage is UNCONSTITUTIONAL- HJR-3, an amendment to Indiana’s constitution defining marriage ONLY as between a man and a woman, passed through the republican-controlled … Continue reading

Muncie Schools-Thrown under the Buses they Tried to Save; Waiver Denied
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Muncie Schools-Thrown under the Buses they Tried to Save; Waiver Denied

Muncie Community Schools- Thrown under the Buses they tried to save; Waiver Denied Original article was published here– through the Muncie Voice. “Victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan.”- John F. Kennedy Muncie, Indiana- January 14th, 2014 The bus transportation waiver for which Muncie Schools applied was denied by the Indiana State … Continue reading

Progressive America has a Brand New Hero: Bill Nye the Science Guy
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Progressive America has a Brand New Hero: Bill Nye the Science Guy

My original article can be found here, at the Muncie Voice Image: Courtesy of http://www.Billnye.com Just when we think the American educational system has gone to the bad place-never to return, when the parochial “school choice” initiative voucher flood gates opened on the taxpayer dime, calling into question: What exactly are American students being taught … Continue reading

Why There’s No Such Thing as a Dead-End
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Why There’s No Such Thing as a Dead-End

  The very best stories I am able to tell through words or images  find me.   I’m just the vessel for them. And there is a hidden story screaming to be told through the following photograph I took just a few months ago, in October 2013. This story found me as I flipped through the … Continue reading

Saving our Kids from Well-Armed American Boogeymen
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Saving our Kids from Well-Armed American Boogeymen

Originally posted on Angry (American) Birds:
Saving our Kids from Well-Armed American Boogeymen- This is a letter written by John- age 6, to his best friend Jack- also age 6: *Jack You are my best friend. We had fun together. I will miss you.  I will talk to you in my prayers.  I love you…

Middletown, USA (Muncie, Indiana)- Saving Face on Facebook
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Middletown, USA (Muncie, Indiana)- Saving Face on Facebook

Is Middletown, USA (Muncie, Indiana-made famous through the “Middletown Studies”) and much of the rest of America  forced  to save “face” on Facebook?    The math says “Yes.”   *Disclaimer fact: American women, on average, earn 80% of their male counterparts. However, in Muncie, Indiana this figure is upside down; According to the 2010 Census Bureau, women’s … Continue reading