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When Religion Rules

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...

The Threat of Wedge Issues

The Threat of Wedge Issues

  If we really examine our hearts, I doubt that any of us likes abortion. It’s a sad subject, with delicate implications that vary from case to case. Obviously, there are logical arguments on both...

Rise of an Empty Suit

Rise of an Empty Suit

  Tonight’s the night. The night that could decide the fate of Donald Trump’s bizarre candidacy… that could send Jeb! back to his Miami mansion. .. that could signal the emergence of a new...

Blasphemy in Politics

Blasphemy in Politics

  Men and women far more learned than I have debated for centuries the idea of the “unforgivable sin.” According to the Gospels, if you commit blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, you will not be forgiven. But...

Making a Sad Story Worse

Making a Sad Story Worse

Nobody likes abortion, of that I am sure. But it’s the kind of last-resort decision only the woman involved should make. What is making a sad situation even more tragic is the self-righteous persecution...

Shaming America’s Women

Shaming America’s Women

Now we know why Republicans are so set on making abortion illegal again. It’s to save women from themselves! Personally, I haven’t met any American women who strike me as sex maniacs.Compared to Jamaican...

The Little Ladies Know What’s Good for Them

The Little Ladies Know What’s Good for Them

Those little ladies who populate the Republican Party’s imagination aren’t going to rise up in fury against the GOP next November. No sir, they know what’s good for them. It’s the economy, stupid. Not...

The Choice Facing Voters in 2014 and Beyond

The Choice Facing Voters in 2014 and Beyond

Despite the confusing chatter you’re hearing about the Republican Party’s desire to become more inclusive, it is now clear that American voters will choose between two starkly different sets of values in 2014 and...

Liberty and Justice for Some, not All – Still

Liberty and Justice for Some, not All – Still

The pledge of allegiance suggests that the United States, a nation “under God,” is a land where everyone must be treated equally. And the words of the national anthem echo that ideal with the...

I Don’t Think this Election is a Laughing Matter

I Don’t Think this Election is a Laughing Matter

According to The Telegraph’s report on last night’s Al Smith dinner: The two candidates both raised riotous laughter at the fundraising gala in Manhattan, enjoying a few hours of political ceasefire as they sat...