Compromise is an important part of leadership, federal budget debate

(This letter was originally submitted to The Rockdale Citizen on May 11, 2011). Dear Editor, On May 10th, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) unveiled a budget proposal that cuts national spending from 25% of the GDP to 18.5%.   Like other plans, Toomey’s enacts restrictions on entitlement spending and healthcare reform. As I listened to the conference, whatContinue reading “Compromise is an important part of leadership, federal budget debate”

Should President Barack Obama be America’s Pastor-in-Chief?

Every American president has a defining moment that shapes his presidency. Washington had the American revolution; Nixon had Watergate; George W. Bush had 9/11. I would argue that Barack Obama’s defining moment was getting elected as the first African-American president. After eight years of war, an economy in shambles, and deep partisan bickering, many peopleContinue reading “Should President Barack Obama be America’s Pastor-in-Chief?”