Analysis & Editorial

Barbara DeVoe

Who Will Help You When You Need Someone the Most?

by Ilene Corina When I stood at the door of a patient’s room while the nurse treated him following his surgery, I knew my primary job was to keep curious, insensitive or untrained staff from coming into the room. The staff knew they couldn’t get by me because as a patient safety advocate, my job […]
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Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta Addresses a Panel on Egypt

Egyptian President Morsi Removed: A Two Sided Coin

The primary issue in recently astounding events in Egypt seems whether or not the military’s coup d’état overtaking Morsi’s government strengthens the fragile democracy of Egypt or destroys it during its growing pains. The United States took 13 years to get over the fragile beginnings of this process. While Morrissey received a clear majority of […]
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Dr. M. Keith Nadel and Mary Nadel

A Legacy of Accomplishment, “Doctor Keith” Passes

OCALA, Fla. (June 2, 2013) — Dr. M. Keith Nadel passed Sunday morning at his home in Ocala. A dear friend to this writer and many in the community, he will be greatly missed. Most locals knew him as Keith, or “Dr. Keith”. This week we mourn his loss, but we celebrate his life and […]
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GENDA Now! Demonstrators

Transitioning as a Friend

by Eddie Finan As a 52-year-old gay man, I have unique memories of not only my own coming out process, but that of my loved ones, most especially my parents. They had their own coming out with which to deal. I came out of the closet at—what I consider to be—a later age. I was […]
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Julian Castro San Antonio Mayor

Blue Texas Part II

Can Julian Castro become a leader in a new Blue Texas? Will he run for Governor? Does he have the record for it? If Ted Cruz, with no discernible record as an elected official is the benchmark, then all is possible, if difficult. Can a progressive Hispanic compete with Texas’s conservative electorate? Castro says yes. […]
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Texas as a Blue State

Will Texas Turn Blue?

Republicans Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. John Cornyn, and Sen. Ted Cruz are the current royalty of Texas politics. They are well liked in rural Texas, less so in the urban areas and quite confusing to voters of other states who view them with a skeptical eye. Perry, Cornyn and Cruz announced they’d be appearing together […]
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President Obama Speaks on the FY 2014 Budget from the Rose Garden

Obamaspend: Spendthrift or Penny Pincher?

When people discuss the many successes and failures of Barack Obama as president, spending is usually front and center. It has been said Obama is spending us into bankruptcy, Obama spends more than the preceding 200 years of presidents and soon the Chinese will own America due to Obama. But are these assertions valid? A […]
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Dr. Mary Edwards Walker in Man's Top Coat and Hat, Circa 1911

Mary Walker: A Woman of Honor

Mary Walker (Nov. 26, 1832 to Feb. 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is most notably distinguished for being the only woman as of this writing to have received the United States Medal of Honor. Although never proved, it is generally accepted Walker was a […]
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Obama Smoking Weed with Quote

Marijuana Beats Violent Crime for Attention by Law Enforcement

Despite the growing number of states decriminalizing marijuana ─ with 18 states permitting medical use and 2 recreational use ─ arrests for marijuana possession now exceed those for violent crimes according to a recently released FBI report.  In 2011, there were 663,032 marijuana possession arrests versus 534,704 total violent crime arrests. Possessing  marijuana would appear […]
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