Tag Archives: politics

February 22

Venezuela in Crisis: a Brief Summary of WHO, WHAT and WHY

The clashes between the Venezuelan authorities, government supporters and protesters are getting more violent. Eight people are confirmed dead, many more are injured, the government has imposed a media blackout and neither side appears to be backing down. Read a brief summary of what is going on and why: http://bit.ly/1h7haE2

April 18

Frankenveggies: Monsanto Protection Act passes Senate

From my column at Communities @ Washington Times WASHINGTON, March 25, 2013 — Last week, the U.S. Senate approved HR 933, a short term funding measure designed to avoid a March 27 government shutdown.  Hidden within HR 933 is section 735, the “Farmer Assurance Provision.” Called the “Monsanto Protection Act” by critics, this section gives the USDA the power […]

August 23

The erosion of Roe v. Wade

From my column in The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, August 22, 2012 — Abortion has heated up again as a topic of presidential politics. Incendiary comments and campaign promises to outlaw abortion have flooded the airwaves. However, despite Todd Akin’s controversial comments and Mitt Romney’s position on the issue, which for now have no real impact […]