Federal Bargaining Chips

The shutdown standoff has made bargaining chips of all of us. Everybody pays the price when the government– federal, state, local – is not functioning at its utmost, denying services to the very people who fund it: us. It is callousness and carelessness. Donald Trump said federal workers eventually would […]


Congress to Create Commission to Investigate Response to Hurricane María

Senate Democrats plan to introduce a bill to establish a commission to investigate the federal response to Hurricane María in Puerto Rico. The legislation is pushed by Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-NY, who last year tried to jumpstart such a commission along with Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss. In the Senate, […]


The Three Magi in Central Florida

The Three Kings were astrologers who traveled from Persia, knocked on the door of a Jew whose parents let them in. The Magi dropped to their knees in adoration of a child not their own – not from their world, not their ethnicity, not their race and certainly not their […]