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North Carolina’s LGBT Discrimination Law HB2: Its Folly and Motivation

Apr 13, 2016   //   Tolerance, Top Story  //  Comments Off

By using sex on a birth certificate to define sexual identity, NC’s legislature and governor have shown much ignorance about the complexities of biologic diversity. But it is the pandering to LGBT hate groups by ranking members of the GOP at both the national and state level that reveals the underlying discrimination that motivated the law.

President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

Oct 9, 2009   //   Politics  //  Comments Off

For far too long America has used positional leadership practices, ie dictating from a position of power, in its dealings around the world. This leadership style is known to be poor at developing commitment, can cause hard feelings, resentment and can even result in an atmosphere of fear and mistrust. President Obama approached the Muslim audience from the perspective of meeting upper level human needs, a leadership style that builds commitment and forms trust. This leadership style, especially coming from the leader of the free world, should be a door opener for starting dialogue towards peace and conflict resolution.

Healthcare Reform: Taking Care of Those Who Fund our National Priorities, Our Citizens

Oct 6, 2009   //   Healthcare  //  Comments Off

We need to make affordable healthcare coverage not only a priority but a right for every citizen in this country. We can not have it both ways. If all of our citizens are required to fund our national priorities to the extent required by law, then we have an obligation to assure that all of them are taken care of as well.

Life and Career Advice for a Younger Friend

Oct 1, 2009   //   Personal  //  Comments Off

A younger friend of mine asked if he could come over to ‘pick my brain’ as he put it.  As I had done well in my career he was seeking [...]

Understanding Obama’s Appeal: Leadership and Communication Skills

Sep 23, 2009   //   Politics  //  Comments Off

The following was written and submitted as an Op-Ed contribution following president Obama’s June, 2009 Cairo speech.  The reference for the essential leadership and communication skills is The Vital Learning [...]

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The Cruelty of NCs House Bill 2

North Carolina’s House Bill 2 is fundamentally flawed. Quite the opposite of legislators bogus claims that public facility non-discrimination laws create safety concerns from sexual predators, the law actually increases the risk of abuse, both verbal and physical, to the already vulnerable transgender population. Further, in the state of NC that houses the Research Triangle Park and multiple world class medical institutions, legislators have pandered to religious factions and organizations that have stigmatized, ostracized and even demonized transgenders, some of whom suffer from a recognized medical diagnosis. The situation for transgendered youth is particularly grave, a population that already suffers a high rate of both abuse and suicide attempts. The law is cruel and untenable from both business and civil/human rights perspectives, and should be repealed.


NC’s Anti-LGBT Law and the Legislature: Little Business Sense

In this published Letter to the Editor (Raleigh N&O), powerful members of the North Carolina legislature have demonstrated little understanding of the importance of customer retention in building the business base of the state.


North Carolina’s LGBT Discrimination Law HB2: Its Folly and Motivation

By using sex on a birth certificate to define sexual identity, NC’s legislature and governor have shown much ignorance about the complexities of biologic diversity. But it is the pandering to LGBT hate groups by ranking members of the GOP at both the national and state level that reveals the underlying discrimination that motivated the law.

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The Year the GOPs Con Game was Exposed

The GOP’s decision to reinstate tax cut policy in 2001 exposed their hand. It was not about deficit reduction, growing the economy, or job creation. It was about ideology and, no doubt, special interests. It was a backdoor approach where government revenue was cut in an attempt to curtail spending on popular programs they otherwise could not take head-on. This while obstructing the work of Congress, spinning a web of deceit about the benefits of their policy, and weakening our country’s financial standing. It’s time to play hardball during ‘fiscal cliff’ negotiations and force them to be specific about what spending cuts they are talking about to offset the tax benefits they wish to preserve for the wealthiest. They wouldn’t have the nerve.