In the days following the collapse of the FIU pedestrian bridge, the media tried to simply explain the reason for the collapse of the bridge. Perhaps it was a lack of resources or the need to simplify the issue but a misconception developed thanks to multiple media outlets. The misconception was that the FIU pedestrian […]

This week, fifteen years ago the US invaded Iraq without provocation. The “preemptive” war pushed by President George W. Bush, who lacked the basic intellect to understand that not all Arabs or Muslims who oppose the US are aligned (which is how presumably David Frum conned him into using the “Axis of Evil” phrase lumping […]

Southeast Florida is more distant from the seat of power in this state than any other part of Florida. That distance has through the years created an indifference, an ignorance and perhaps a total disinterest in what happens in state government. The metropolitan area stretching from Jupiter to Florida City is the most unique part […]

David Frum is a contradictory character in my world. From my favorite intellectual conservative in the 1990’s to George W. Bush neoconservative propagandist in the 2000’s, back to a more intellectual conservative in the eras of Obama and Trump. Since the election of Trump, he’s been an indispensable read, far more detailed and logical than […]

By Dr. Rachel Pienta For the past ten days, like so many Americans, I have been immersed in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting. I have worked in schools all of my professional life – as a teacher, professor, and parent volunteer. I was in graduate school, teaching future teachers, when the Columbine shooting […]

I’ve waited ten days to comment on this website about the school shooting because unlike other school shootings or tragedies or terrorist events, this one not only happened in my nation (San Bernandino, Columbine, Sandy Hook, etc), my state (Pulse) or my county (FLL shooting) but happened in my backyard, just literally around the corner […]

I am a secular and I am a progressive. I think beginning with the “Reagan Revolution” of 1980, through the Newt Gingrich years in the 1990’s when Christian Conservatives effectively seized control of the GOP through the George W. Bush Presidency, where an adherence to religion and religious rhetoric dominated the administration’s discourse that religion […]

January 1973: Watergate, Roe v. Wade, Vietnam, and the Month That Changed America Forever by James Robenalt is an essential read into a month in American history where a confluence of events all came together. The book doesn’t really cover new ground but does tie and weave the intricate motif of the a pivotal month in […]

In what is becoming an increasingly secular nation, Christmas isn’t celebrated as the festival of “Americana” that it once was – nor should it be. It always has struck me as odd that people who don’t embrace religion find Christmas to be a Holiday of note – perhaps its for family and the children this […]

Is the American idea over? Is it dead? The ultimate journal of America, The Atlantic turned 160 years old this year and the November issue of the venerable publication pondered this question. Both the left and right have different ideals of what America stands for and without a genuine national purpose or ties that unite, […]