Archive for May 2014

Anne Frank: We are failing her once again

Anne Frank died more than 69 years ago in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.  Her death came 3 months before her 16th birthday. Recent studies of records kept meticulously by the Nazis during World War II now tell us that the number of Jews who perished during the Holocaust is closer to 7 million... Read more »

Michael Sam's kiss leaves much to be desired

Images of Michael Sam jubilantly kissing his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano reached saturation point on network news, ESPN and Twitter.  The occasion was Sam being picked up by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round of the NFL Draft. Good for him.  Sam is the first openly gay athlete to be signed to a professional... Read more »

Danielle Posner died on a ski hill and it was the luckiest day of her life

Danille Posner looks like any normal, 20-year old college coed.  According to her dad (and the picture below), she’s adorable.  Dying was not on her agenda that December day in Beaver Creek, Colorado, but life often has plans for us that take us by surprise. Danielle’s dad, Wally and I have mutual friends in common,... Read more »

Senate Republicans block minimum wage increase, lead the way in economic sanctions

In a stunning (not really) filibuster, the GOP blocked a vote on a proposed increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour.  The increase was to be implemented over a 30-month period and would have affected an estimated 16.5 million people. Once in place, the increase would have put a family... Read more »