In Search of a Milk-Free Political Diet

by James E. Copple In the last election cycle, candidates and their campaigns spent approximately $8 billion to secure their offices. Most of that $8 billion came from citizens like you and me. During the last campaign, candidates, their surrogates, their parties, their PACs inundated us with funding requests to support their efforts to secure […]


God, help me to see this child as you would see them, help me to hear them as you would hear them and God, help me to do what you would do.  Twenty-five years ago, that prayer took me into a place with a student that forever altered my life. The student was in crisis and now […]

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In the second presidential debate, Katherine Fenton asked the following question: “In what new ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?”

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The country became a part of my life when Kenya exploded into the headlines in 2007-2008…The post-election violence led to the death of 1,300 people…and a major disruption in the economic, social, and political conditions of the country.

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I just returned from a meeting on the Hill with one of the “club” members of the United States Senate that takes arrogance of power to a whole new level of sophistry. Listening to him rant about what he could or he would do with his new power and how he intended to shut down the wheels of government by bridling in spending was both pathetic and laughable.

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My favorite childhood game was WAR.  I was born in 1949, and by the time I was ten, only fifteen years after the end of WW II, I think I played WAR every day.  Complete with stick guns and rocks for grenades, the children in our suburban working class neighborhood fought the Germans we called […]

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I voted for Barack Obama for President and if the election were held again today, I would vote for Barack Obama.  While a life-long democrat, I have always found myself in the unique position of being a part of the loyal opposition.  Seldom has a President met my expectations and Obama is no different. Frankly, […]

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