Three Commitments

In my 20-plus years in the military, I came to see Three Commitments that we make to each-and-every Service Member, regardless of rank, as the foundation upon which we have built the most powerful and respected Military in the world. First, we make a Lifelong Commitment to Education and Training that enables Service Members to Read More…

Healthcare for All

Healthcare accounts for one-sixth of the U.S. economy and ten percent of the total jobs in the Oklahoma workforce. In addition to the direct impact of healthcare jobs, access to healthcare is essential to both the Economic Growth and Social Health of rural communities. Healthcare is Part of a Modern Economy’s Basic Infrastructure. To Grow Read More…

New Year’s Commitments

On this 1st day of the year, when many people are making New Year’s Resolutions, I prefer to make Commitments. While Resolutions are often self centered and short lived, Commitments serve others and are intent on permanence. Further, making Commitments is a recognition that while we as individuals matter, individuality is not Supreme; community matters, Read More…

Pro-Life Democrats Q & A

Questions and Answers About What It Means to be a Pro-Life Democrat. As a Pro-Life Democrat, I reject Abortion as a founding principle of the Democratic Party. As a Pro-Life Democrat, my political views and positions are based on a Consistent Life Ethic that recognizes the Inherent Value of Human Life. As a Pro-Life Democrat, Read More…

We Must Change the Way We Look at Things…

For far too long, Washington has been struck in a backward-facing mindset, consistently looking to worn-out and failed programs from the 1980’s that benefit the Wealthy Top 1-Percent, while passing the costs to working people and killing the middle class. When You Change The Way You Look at Things, The Things You Look at Changes… Read More…