There are certain features of liberalism that are foundational, without which there is no liberalism.
"ANTI-ABORTION" IS ABOUT CONTROLLING FEMALE SEXUALITY It is my thesis that the rampant Trumpaphobia among the right-wing establishment has little to do with the Donald's actual policy positions. For the most part, his policy positions align with those of the conservative movement in general. In other words, Trump is a stalwart defender of the corporatocracy.... Continue Reading →
Religion, Sociology and the Lived Experience Back in 2009, for the first time in my life, I had the aweful experience of having to put a dog to sleep. Her name was Nilla. She was my dog through marriage. I never thought I would have a fluffy white dog, let alone a little dog as... Continue Reading →
THE SUPREME COURT AND WHY PUBLIC SERVANTS SHOULD NOT BE PLAYING GOD Note: I started writing this piece before the Supreme Court Ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, then completed after the ruling. I lost my religion in 1984, it must have been in the fall. It's not that I was particularly religious before then, but... Continue Reading →
It's about the dread fear that there's a woman out there somewhere who is making her own decisions about her own reproduction! So, the Obama Administration decides that though churches will not be required to provide for birth control in the insurance that they provide, church affiliated organizations like hospitals will. After all, such organizations... Continue Reading →
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, seeing the opportunity, grabbed a very angry tiger by the tail. His support of current President Ahmadinejad, and his dire warnings against further protests exacerbates the problem of political legitimacy in Iran. As the leader of Iran, Khamenei had to make a stand. He had three main choices: concede, conciliate or crush. ... Continue Reading →
Before reading this post, please watch the linked video. There. How do you feel? Are you scared? Do you think that civilization as we know it is coming to an end? Do you think something radical must be done in order to stave off the impending disaster of Europe and the United States becoming Muslim... Continue Reading →