This familiar cycle of standing up for the right cause is now even more apparent to me in the upcoming presidential election. It's as though my entire life focus has been observing too many people not standing up for what's right in this election.
As a good crew mate, I want the president to see the hole in his "survival suit" -- and our own. That his climate change legacy, the President's concern for a warming and imperiled planet -- especially the belief that we can do something about it -- are inconsistent with Arctic drilling.
As a child, I imagined the inner workings of the White House to be similar to the scenes I watched on The West Wing television show. As I grew older, I finally began to see past this Hollywood façade in exchange for a realistic view.
People will be talking about Senator Davis' filibuster for many years to come. Those who have made, and will make the trip to the capitol in Austin to make their voices heard, will become politicized forever. They will not forget the energy and solidarity which we have witnessed.
Mitt Romney's career on Wall Street -- which he apparently hoped would allow him to tout his credentials as a "job creator" -- will instead weigh down his election hopes like a massive millstone. There are six reasons why.
To date the president has barely dealt with the oil price malignancy threatening to destabilize the feeble economic recovery he has sponsored to date. It's time for him to act on his campaign promise in this regard.
As our soldiers watch the "thanks to the troops" videos during the football games today, they will be thinking one thing: "How many more Thanksgivings am I going to have to watch these videos from over here?"
Many, perhaps the majority of blacks, can be won to back same sex marriage as a paramount civil rights issue. Because that's what it is. But picketing President Obama is the absolute wrong way to get them to do that.