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The Christmas Truce

In 1914, trench warfare of World War I was a brutal and unforgiving affair.  But on Christmas Eve, Allied soldiers and the German army put down their weapons and celebrated Christmas together.  It’s an act that continues to inspire and give hope during this special season. Please learn more about the Christmas Truce at this…

NRA Blames Society, Videogames for CT School Shooting

  The National Rifle Association finally broke it’s silence about the school shooting in Newtown today with a press conference in which they refused to take questions.  The media was instead invited for one on ones next week, which is likely to be a by-invitation only only with “safe” reporters from Fox News and conservative…

OC cities and county facing $268 million fiscal cliff

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For all the talk of the “Fiscal Cliff” in Washington, D.C. Orange County, and 19 O.C. cities and the are facing their own version of a fiscal cliff that could cripple their general funds. The state Department of Finance has demanded payment of $268 million in unspent redevelopment agency funds targeted for low- and moderate-income housing.

Calls for Arming Teachers and Principals Growing Stronger

In the wake of the Connecticut school shooting, gun advocates are turning up the heat to suggest if the school’s teachers or principal were armed, they would have been in a position to return fire and possibly prevent the large loss of life.  Local Orange County school districts have been dealing with a significant number…

A Must Read Post on Mental Illness

  This guest post was shared with me on Facebook.  In the wake of the killings of children in Connecticut, it’s insight into how a parent with a mentally ill child deals with daily life. I’ve excerpted a couple of paragraphs, but please click through and read the entire post. I live with a son…