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Vote for Jim McGovern!

By Mike True

Daily, the rich are getting richer, and the poor get poorer in the U.S. Meanwhile, Republicans and some Democrats in Congress threaten to extend Bush tax credits to the upper one percent of the population.

In the 1970s, the wealthiest 1% of Americans owned 9% of the total national income.

Today they own 23%, increasing the income gap between rich and poor to the widest on record.

How more much evidence do we need to recognize that our economic system is not working for many U.S. citizens?

Many of us have reservations about the Obama Presidency, particularly on foreign policy. He has, however, worked hard to address the financial disaster he inherited from the previous administration. The stimulus package, though not large enough, has helped, even if the banks and Congress have fought Obama almost every step of the way.

By contrast, Congressman James McGovern has voted right on issues relating to domestic and foreign policy, including his call for an exit strategy in Afghanistan.

McGovern deserves both our support and our vote in the November election.

Gone too soon

By William S. Coleman III

If you see me and I don’t have the usual smile on my face and I seem not to put forth my optimistic personality, it is because I am grieving the recent loss of three people I cared about.

These last couple of months I’ve have witnessed heartache and pain from families that I know and love because of recent deaths in their families.

There comes a time in all of our lives when someone we know will die; and whether they have lived a day, a week, 19 years, 57 years or any age, the impact of the loss of their lives on us will make our hearts skip a beat. Often times we will find ourselves emotionally choked up, and the only outlet we have is to take a walk in the rain where we can let our tears fall from our face.

When you know somebody, a friend, a family member or someone in your community who has lost a family member, be compassionate, caring and understanding. Show them support and empathy.

I am dealing with a deep hurt and sadness for the loss of the daughter of one of my best friends in college, Len Gengel. Len Gengel is a friend who has a heart as big as you can imagine. He lost his beloved daughter, Britney, to the Haiti earthquake. Continue reading Gone too soon