When Religion Rules

  America’s founding fathers realized how much damage well intended religions can do, so they took the trouble to separate church from state in their new democracy. No offense intended, folks, but religious organizations have probably done as much harm as good in this complicated world of ours. There’s much to applaud, for example, in […]
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Trying to Make Sense of “Religious Freedom”

As I understand it, early settlers to America were fleeing religious persecution in Europe. In England, for example, the Roman Catholics and Protestants harried and butchered each other for generations. A monarch known as Bloody Mary burned Protestants at the stake. In Spain and Portugal the Inquisition tortured and killed “heretics,” claiming they were sacrificing the […]
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WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOUR 13 YEAR OLD ASKED YOU FOR CONDOMS??

HOW YOUNG IS TOO YOUNG?? Sex is such a difficult topic to talk about; and just when you think you have everything under control, your children will surprise you. Marlene says: I can’t deal with these kids anymore. I’m tired. I work 2 jobs to make ends meet but every other week it’s something else. Last […]
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Public Can Play a Role in Supporting Justice

When Darden Restaurants decided to circumvent a new health care regulation requiring them to provide insurance for their full-time employees, they did not reckon with the American public. The media alerted potential customers and the restaurant chain – which owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden – lost a big chunk of its business. Now, the […]
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The Political Battle is Over Money, Not Ideology

I wonder whether anyone really believes that the Republican Party is waging a war on women. Or that the dysfunctional Congress is the result of differing ideologies. Surely nobody is that simple minded. I am convinced the reason for everything in politics is the American pie and who gets how much of it. The rest […]
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