Listen Up

In the wake of the Zimmerman verdict, some of my conservative friends have posted stories about white people being attacked by black folks. They are almost always accompanied by the question of why these stories aren’t getting the amount of media attention that Trayvon Martin’s did. I find myself wondering if many of my progressive […]

The Slippery Slope

Gun control may be the most talked about subject in a America today. On one extreme, you have left-wing idealists who want to follow the lead of Japan and other countries and ban guns altogether. On the other, their mirror image: right-wing nut jobs who think there should be no restrictions on gun ownership. In the middle […]

“Wrong” Kind of Christian

Recently, CNN’s Belief Blog ran article about President Obama’s faith that was originally titled “Is Obama the ‘Wrong Kind’ of Christian”, but it seems they were pressured into changing it to “The Gospel According to Obama“. I’m not a big fan of censorship and that’s what this was. Usually, it’s the Religious Right that gets […]

Crank Up The Outrage Machine

I know it’s an election year and, because of that, the campaign rhetoric is especially heated. I know that the religious right has a huge propaganda machine and they aren’t afraid to use it. And, I know that, somehow, the idea of compromise has become blasphemy to many Americans on both sides. Which, I also […]