This past week, President Obama delivered a major foreign policy speech at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. He addressed the nation's counter-terrorism strategy, including the use of drones for national defense.
Week sixteen of the Obama second-term presidency found the administration playing 'whack-a-mole' and the term 'scandal' being thrown around even when it came to the president asking Marines to hold umbrellas for himself and a visiting head-of-state during a rainy-day press conference.
This week on the national scene -- the student loan crisis, and President Obama meets with two female heads-of-state. In the meantime, Emily's List launches a campaign for a woman president in America.
The 2009 inauguration seemed a tribute, honoring all who came before Obama and paved his way -- especially Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The 2013 inauguration is recognition of the power of like-minded people of various races to unite.
Today's diverse America deserves better than empty chairs. We deserve a seat at the table to help our communities grow and thrive. There is more to 'lose' in this election. The choice has never been clearer: backward or forward?
The road to U.C. Berkeley was not an easy one for Moreno Valley's Jamal Samuel. Unbeknownst to most of his fellow students and teachers, Jamal spent his junior and senior year of high school at a homeless shelter.
It had been a long time since I had attended a concert at the Forum. It was May 1974 and Marvin Gaye was the main act. Driving down, we saw thick smoke coming from the East Side where authorities had finally caught up with radicals known for kidnapping Patty Hearst.
Some siblings are lost through death, others to squabbles and disagreements. Sometimes it's minor, and sometimes it's major, although it seems to me that when you're standing over a sibling's grave, most conflicts pale in comparison.