The Colorado shooting and Jessica Ghawi's tragic story is a painful reminder of the one thing we spend our lives trying to forget; in her words, "we don’t know when or where our time on Earth will end. When or where we will breathe our last breath.”
A test of good leadership is whether or not a leader is willing to venture into the unknown once in a while, particularly on matters of principle. The President's announcement on gay marriage falls into this category and seems to be having an effect already
Nobody knows where this Golden Rule came from, but it is the one doctrine that runs through virtually every belief system and religion known to man, and it should be the guiding principle for our politics too.
Research suggests that significant differences between men and women exist in particular aspects of emotional intelligence. This might help explain Obama's sizeable lead over Romney among women voters.