Venezuela’s Hell: Could It Happen Here?

I want to challenge you.   Could the United States—the beacon of freedom, economic and military superpower, and perhaps history’s greatest anomaly—ever fall as far as Venezuela?   Before we get back to that, let me give you a brief crash course in what South American friends are currently enjoying. There’s no food. Imagine being so…

Dear Unborn Child: Yes, You Have A Gender

Dear Unborn Child of Mine: We’ve been waiting for this moment ever since the day we saw those beautiful pink lines.  In just two weeks we’ll walk into the doctor’s office to see your ultrasound that’ll answer the big question: whether you’re a boy or a girl. Yet today, an increasing number of people believe…

End of Watch: Dying on the Thin Blue Line

My daughter’s favorite movie is Disney’s “The Jungle Book” –and she absolutely adores Baloo the bear. In the next to last scene, everyone thinks Baloo’s been killed by Sher Khan the tiger in an effort to save the man cub Mowgli. As Mowgli realizes what’s just happened, Bagheera the panther comforts him:  “Now, now,” says…

Black on Blue: The Numbers (7/6/2017)

I’ve been posting a graphic like this since this past year. (Here’s a refresher in case you missed the last four graphs.) Why? Because the numbers simply do not support the narrative that cops are targeting and needlessly killing African Americans en masse. And you’re not hearing this anywhere. But don’t let me sway you –…

Tough Truths: The Case of Philando Castile

The video is heartbreaking. Moments after she live-streamed the death of her boyfriend at the hands of a police officer, a woman cries as she sits in the back of a squad; her young daughter comforting her, saying “it’s ok, Mommy, I’m right here with you!” The little girl herself begins to cry moments later.…