A POLITICAL REALITY

Elaine Curtis fully understood the risk she was taking. This live interview on conservative television would most likely make or break her chances of becoming a United States Senator. Despite the protestations of her aides and others in her campaign that she was needlessly stepping into enemy territory, she wanted to be truthful with the … Continue reading A POLITICAL REALITY

THE FIRST RESPONDER

It started with a cough. Nothing out of the ordinary. Certainly, nothing to be concerned about – at least not for the first few weeks. But after a month, the coughing became persistent, it got deeper, and it lasted longer. That was quickly followed by growing fatigue that seemed to get worse with each day. … Continue reading THE FIRST RESPONDER

AN INNOCENT VICTIM

Freshman Congresswoman, Mary Louise Givens, stood in the House Chambers and delivered the following speech to a gathering of her fellow Representatives and to the American citizens who filled the gallery.   I am speaking to this body today because I have a responsibility to acknowledge the individual that inspired me to seek public office. … Continue reading AN INNOCENT VICTIM

THE WOMAN’S VOICE

Elliott Holliman was a good person, but sometimes terrible things happen to good people and it is how they react when tragedy strikes that makes all the difference. Unfortunately, Elliott knew this all too well from personal experience. He closed his office door as the last member of the meeting left. The late afternoon gathering … Continue reading THE WOMAN’S VOICE

THE ASSAULT WEAPONS VOTE

The senator was in a combative mood, and he was pressed for time. Under normal circumstances his personal assistant would not even consider bothering him – but, of course, these were not normal circumstances. Joyce Sullivan had been on Senator Langley’s staff for eighteen years, but it had not always been easy. Her sixty-one-year-old boss … Continue reading THE ASSAULT WEAPONS VOTE