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Donald Trump, Meet Queen Esther. A plan for moving forward.

Donald Trump, Meet Queen Esther. A plan for moving forward.

Nov 14, 2016

I’ve spent a great deal of time this past week thinking about the Presidential election and the fallout from it. Like many in America, I am reeling from the uncertainty that this election has fostered. Before I get into my assessment of the situation and outline a course of action, I want to revisit an ancient story that very much parallels what we’re...

Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Dear rich gay white man at the RNC…

Jul 22, 2016

Dear rich gay white man, I see you. I saw you on that stage tonight. Your incessant need for reassurance and acceptance by the very same people who would strip you of your rights if they could; it’s fooled you into thinking you’re one of them. I saw your education, your haircut, your suit, your whiteness, your privilege. They saw your money and influence. But...

God, Guns, and our Presidential Candidates

God, Guns, and our Presidential Candidates

Oct 16, 2015

Whether we like it or not, violence is a part of our daily lives. We see it daily in the multitude of news sources we have today. We watch it addictively on television and in the movies. We even celebrate violence in the form of sports that leave their participants with major physical repercussions for the rest of their lives. Don’t get me wrong, when I say...

God & the Presidential Candidates: Sanders vs Trump

God & the Presidential Candidates: Sanders vs Trump

Sep 16, 2015

Politicians court religious voters. That’s a given. Many claim their positions directly reflect religious values. In this series on “God & the Presidential Candidates,” we’ll take a look at some of the candidates’ sound bites and talking points, and see how they compare with Judeo-Christian values rooted in the Bible. Chris...

Flat Taxes sound fair, but they’re really a scheme to benefit the Rich.

Flat Taxes sound fair, but they’re really a scheme to benefit the Rich.

Sep 1, 2015

You know it is that time of the election cycle when the flat-taxers come out in force trying to convince the poor and middle class that they would be better off paying the same low rate as hedge fund managers and Paris Hilton. They make specious claims about revenue neutrality (or increases!) and broadening of the tax base (to people earning less than poverty...

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

The Politics of Personal Gain. How the GOP turned running for President into another way to become rich and famous.

Aug 25, 2015

  Something interesting happened in the last Presidential election. 2008 ushered in a new era in the devolution of the Republican Party: the politics of personal gain, a phenomenon unwittingly stumbled upon by no less than the great accidental strategist, Sarah Palin. And although she was incapable of naming a single source of information to draw policy...

“Reparative Therapy”? AGAIN? Nooooo….

“Reparative Therapy”? AGAIN? Nooooo….

Jun 11, 2014

  The Texas GOP has added so-called “reparative therapy” to its new platform. How out-to-lunch, out of touch, or else plain-out hateful do you have to be to think this is a good idea? How selfish, obtuse, blind and cruel does one have to be? This country is not a giant family where “father knows best,” and can impose whatever...

Capitalism – I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Capitalism – I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means

Jun 6, 2014

Capitalism, in theory, depends on the theory of free markets, that is, markets where buyers and sellers are free to enter into any arrangement and there is no oversight from any authority, democratically elected or not. These free markets depend on the concept that markets self-regulate; essentially, they act in good faith and behave well because to not do so...

Legalizing Discrimination in the name of Christianity

Legalizing Discrimination in the name of Christianity

Feb 13, 2014

For years, anti-gay politicians and religious impersonators have been warning their followers that “the gays” want to put preachers in jail, and that LGBT equality will allow the gays to fully and legally intimidate, bully, and discriminate against good Christians. A new flurry of bills throughout the country has tipped their cards to the rest of us...

GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

GOP Writes Its Own Obamacare Narrative… And Its Final Chapter

Oct 11, 2013

“Repent now! For the end is near!” The typical street corner fire and brimstone preacher promises a swift and utter demise, global in scale, absolute in ending. Meanwhile, the GOP’s demise has been more subtle, akin to the slow decay and crumbling of an abandoned building, promising only an empty, hollowed out skeleton on the skyline for years to come....