On this Memorial Day…We Remember Those Who Gave All

DK ONLINE: The barbecues and trips to the beach or lake are some of the great American Memorial Day traditions, but of course this holiday and weekend is about so much more. Countless lives lost in the name of our beloved homeland. It’s so powerful and sometimes overwhelming thinking about it. While I’m thankful not … Continue reading

Phil Collins: Not Dead Yet? Thank God!

(Graphic from PhilCollins.com) DK ONLINE: Some of the best entertainment news I’ve heard so far this year is that legendary pop rocker Phil Collins will be touring the United States this fall.  While I don’t usually equate fall with prime concert season (usually the best shows are during the summer), I am anticipating few other … Continue reading

New Starbucks Policy After Controversial Philadelphia Arrests Spark New Safety Concerns

DK ONLINE: Starbucks has stepped back into the news with a new policy that allows people to enter a store and stay without making a purchase. You may have heard about the recent change after a massive uproar and claims of racism when two African-American men had the police called on them as they waited … Continue reading

Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes in New Jersey

(Pictured Above: Officials and medical staff of Cooper University Hospital gather after honoring Cooper trauma surgeon Dr. John Chovanes (in the tan suit) as the first ever Cooper Military Employee of the Year. Army Sergeant Corey Terry spoke at the event and is standing second on the left). DK ONLINE: It is always an honor and … Continue reading

A Royal Message: Love Is All You Need!

(Photos are from @KensingtonRoyal on Twitter, with photo credit to photographer Alexi Lubomirski.) DK ONLINE: Kensington Palace has released the official family photographs form the Royal Wedding this past weekend. Perhaps it was arguably Great Britain’s finest export, those mop-topped lads from Liverpool who said it best: “all you need is love!” That was on … Continue reading

$500 Million for Nassar survivors: Only the beginning of a very long healing process.

DK ONLINE: This week it was reported that officials at Michigan State University have agreed to a $500 million settlement with the sexual assault survivors of Larry Nassar, the former school employee and U.S. Olympics physician convicted earlier this year of abusing numerous girls and women under the guise of medical treatment. The settlement is … Continue reading

Witness: Democracy’s Present Meets the Past

It was an incredible sea of humanity in front of Independence Hall last night. Thousands came out for the rally for Hillary Clinton. It is, however, true that many showed up for a free acoustic set from two legendary Jersey boys:  Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. As I snapped the picture above I could … Continue reading

A Week at the DNC

It was history and it happened right in my own back yard. I was there to see Hillary Clinton’s first appearance on the campaign trail since not only becoming the official Democratic presidential nominee, but of course becoming the first woman to be nominated by a major political party in the United States. This was … Continue reading

Dangerous Democracy 

Note: Originally posted on Dave Kinchen’s Facebook page on March 13th, 2016.  “Somebody’s going to emergency. Somebody’s going to jail.” It’s the title of a great episode of The West Wing; a show I watched a lot in the 90s and early 2000s- when I was majoring in politics at Michigan State University. But that … Continue reading

Undoing Racism: A Difficult Dialogue Amid Mizzou and Other Recent Events

The fallout continues at the University of Missouri after threats posted on social media boost tensions even higher, and after an assistant professor draws fire for trying to call in “muscle” to remove a student photojournalist covering a large protest in a public space. By now you know the president and chancellor resigned amid growing … Continue reading