People Get Ready

The late, great Curtis Mayfield sang (preached!) “People Get Ready”. The song seems very appropriate for this week’s Say It In Song choice. With all of the changes this country is experiencing, the unfounded anxiety over a 12/21/12 Mayan-inspired armageddon, thoughts of falling off a (fiscal) cliff, and the horrible mayhem of the past week, we feel that all we can do is steady ourselves and prepare for a ‘shift’.… [Read more]

Tears in Heaven

Our thoughts are with the families and friends of all the victims of the senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would — as a parent. And that was especially true today.[Read more]

Democrats…Stand Up and Say No to a ‘Grand Bargain’

Say! Whaddaya mean “everything is on the table”? Whose side are you on? Remember what side you’re supposed to be on: neither left nor right — but, rather, the side of the majority of taxpayers who agree that all of us should be paying our fair share in taxes.

If you’re like many of us, hearing the words “fiscal cliff” is cringe-inducing.… [Read more]

A Change Would Do You Good

Let’s face it…that’s what politics is really all about: change. We may not agree on what changes to make or how to get there but when positive energy is devoted to solving a problem for the greater good, we all benefit. This week’s Say It In Song pick is a Sheryl Crow oldie but goodie.… [Read more]

I get my way! says Emperor Michael Bloomberg: Hillary should get my job!

New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg is used to getting his way.

New York had a term limit law that stated mayors could serve two consecutive terms until Mr. Bloomberg had the law changed because he believed he was the only person capable of running a city the size of New York — with its myriad of issues and constituents — during a national financial crisis.… [Read more]

GOP: Lay your cards out where we can see them.

Anyone who has been watching the political news shows recently has seen a familiar sight: Speaker of the House John Boehner is unhappy with President Obama. According to nearly everyone in the world of punditry, the country is facing a fiscal disaster and both sides better come to the table with sound ideas to resolve the problem…or else.… [Read more]

We’ve Got the Power

You used your voice to speak up for what you believe in.

You exercised your power and your rights by voting on election day.

You’ve signed petitions that were delivered to local and national representatives in support of human rights, a clean environment, privacy laws, and even a system that protects consumers from predatory banks and corporations.… [Read more]

Hit the Road, Jack

For today’s Say It In Song pick, Ray Charles’ Hit the Road, Jack is an appropriate choice. Why? Because weeks after the presidential election, vocal secessionists are still making this an issue. The issue of secession was been decided ages ago; still want to secede and don’t believe me? How about paying attention to the rightest of right-wing Supreme Court Justices, Antonin Scalia, and what he said back in 2006, long before President Obama was re-elected:

“If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. [Read more]

Making the World Borderless: Elevating Human Rights and Democracy. It’s Needed Here, Too

Who would have thought that the simple act of visiting a neighbour could be seen as historic? In this day and age of global communication, technology that facilitates instantaneous news reports and high-speed travel, reaching out to people across the globe doesn’t present the same challenges as it did many years ago. Yet, in the world of politics and diplomacy – with all of its hurdles – making an active effort to learn about other cultures, seeking to come to a place of understanding and attempting to see issues from another point of view is seen as ‘historic’.… [Read more]

Work to Do

This week’s Say It In Song pick is by Vanessa Williams.

I’ve got work to do. I’ve got a JOB, baby!

Sounds to us like that’s the tone President Obama has taken since Election Day.

Game time is over, Congress; it’s time to get the job done.… [Read more]