Category: Politics


King’s Bible, Beyonce, and the Inauguration

I wasn’t planning on writing on this topic because I had hoped it would blow over in a few days, but it hasn’t.  Earlier this week, I was so overwhelmed by the positivity of President Obama’s second inauguration that I refused to acknowledge the twin controversies that were brewing.  Ironically, these twin controversies involved two inaugural guests that typically should… Read more →

Obama King

Thoughts on Martin Luther King Day and President Obama’s 2nd Inauguration

Today, Barack Obama was ceremonially sworn in for his second term as President of the United States.  This is especially significant  since it is occurred on the same day that we as a nation celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.–arguably the greatest civil rights leader in history.  Some have argued that the Obama presidency is proof that Dr. King’s… Read more →


Medical Billing Annoyance

I was sitting in my apartment a few months ago when my phone began to ring.  Since only a few people actually know my home phone number, I figured it was something important until I looked at the caller ID.  I recognized that the number belonged to a bill collector.  There was only one problem–all my bills were paid on… Read more →


Expensive Elections

Today, I was preparing to write my thoughts on the final Presidential debate, when I heard a disturbing financial figure on the news.  Since enough attention has been paid to President Obama’s victory and his many sarcastic phrases, I figured this topic took precedence.  Apparently, both Governor Romney and President Obama will be spending at least $80 million campaigning in… Read more →

Obama Accepts Nomination On Final Day Of Democratic National Convention

President Obama and the VMAs

Like many people, I was disturbed to learn that this year’s MTV Video Music Awards and the last night of the Democratic National Convention were scheduled to occur simultaneously.  We already have enough political apathy in our society.  I was concerned about how many people would choose to watch the award show over the convention.  After all, the Democrats couldn’t… Read more →


The Influence of Nicki Minaj

When news broke yesterday that Nicki Minaj had endorsed Mitt Romney, I decided against taking it seriously.  After all, I was doubtful that anyone would ever consider taking political advice from Nicki Minaj.  There is nothing about her image that anyone to consider her to be socially conscious.  It is impossible to find a protest song within her largely successful… Read more →