Religion run amok

Posted on 02 Sep 2016 at 8:10am

  In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not particularly religious. I’m more philosophical when it comes to higher powers. I’ll not bore you with the details of my beliefs, because this isn’t the venue and because my beliefs are mine and don’t — and shouldn’t — affect you. But lately, it seems that some […]

Kim, Donald and the decisions we make

Posted on 26 Aug 2016 at 7:30am

Being a reality star doesn’t qualify you as an entertainer nor as president   In modern times, we have the luxury of witnessing history being made through mass and social media. We can watch a presidential candidate’s every move on the campaign trail or see our favorite reality stars’ lives play out on camera, whether […]

Going home

Posted on 19 Aug 2016 at 7:50am

  I was born and raised in Southern California — Long Beach, to be specific. I lived and worked there from birth until I was about 20. My first radio job took me to Jackson, Wyo., and I’ve never looked back. OK, I’ve taken a few peeks, but I never moved back. When I think […]

The sign on the bathroom door

Posted on 12 Aug 2016 at 8:20am

Gender-neutral facilities are so hard to adjust to, after all As I pushed open to door of the men’s restroom, I was met by a woman who was just leaving. It was a little bit of a shock, but then I remembered that the signs had included the words “Gender Neutral Restroom.” You see, I […]

With rights come responsibilities

Posted on 10 Aug 2016 at 9:58am

Donald Trump’s threat against Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be taken lightly by the Secret Service or anyone else. Trump’s statement that supporters of the Second Amendment could do something about Clinton repealing the Second Amendment — something she’s never said — is simply against the law.

The HIV vaccine search

Posted on 05 Aug 2016 at 7:40am

20 years later, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative still committed to the cure   Mark Feinberg, MD, PhD, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), talks about the 20th anniversary of his organization and where the search for a cure stands today. Positive Voices: What are your thoughts on IAVI marking its […]

A man looking backwards

Posted on 29 Jul 2016 at 7:50am

Donald Trump  pledged to ‘protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression,’ but don’t make the mistake of thinking he’s pro-gay   Donald Trump made history at the Republican National Convention by daring to utter a string of five letters: LGBTQ. More specifically, he said, “Only weeks ago, in Orlando, Fla., 49 wonderful Americans […]

The politics of hope: Bill Clinton at the podium

Posted on 27 Jul 2016 at 9:38am

Bill convinced me to cast my first vote for a Clinton — and not as a protest, or a compromise, but because I was swayed

Not in my America!

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 10:50am

  The Republicans just spent a week trying to build a winning hand, but proved that the only card they have left to play is Trump-ed up fear   I admit it. I watched the Republican National Convention. It left me very confused, because speech after speech by second-tier GOP luminaries played the only card […]

Pence: As anti-gay as the Republican platform

Posted on 22 Jul 2016 at 7:55am

All aboard the GOP Train for a trip back in time with Engineer Trump and Conductor Pence   Was anyone really surprised that Donald Trump picked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his co-captain for the most terrifying boat ride since the Titanic? Pence may be best known for signing Indiana’s “just say no to gays” […]