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Sometimes Short Just Doesn’t Get The Job Done: A Treatise On Racism In America

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The History and The Inspiration: I began this article several months ago. I never felt that it was ready for publication and one thing leading to another; it sat in my files untouched. Today I was perusing my files and...More

 

I Can See The Wolf; What Happened To The Shepherd?

It is a very impressive room. A room; veritably dripping with power and authority. The authority to make decisions for all 300 million Americans. Decisions about whether the laws that Congress makes are in harmony with the Constitution. If you...More

 

Using Government As a Tool of Force

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Two sisters got into a scuffle after the younger sibling would not grant the older her last cookie. The two are only years apart but the younger sibling, usually in a giving mood, but hungrier than usual, wanted to preserve...More

 

Why no-compromise politics works.

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Why are right-wingers winning in the political war they've been waging against everyone else for the past century? They refuse to compromise. Oh sure, they earn the scorn of self-proclaimed "pragmatists", those who made a fetish of "compromising" (today's codeword...More

 

Instruments of Fear: America and the War Machine

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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version Ever since World War 2, America has been a nation on the defense...More

 

Instruments of Fear: America and the War Machine

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For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 King James Version Ever since World War 2, America has been a nation on the defense...More

 

Voting Rights: Republicans Attack on Democracy

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After the midterm 2010 election when Republicans gained control of several state houses and governor seats, they began working on legislation; not to create jobs for the unemployed as many of their campaigns promised, but to introduce new abortion restriction...More

 

Partisan Supreme Court Decides America’s Access to Health Care

The United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, in 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Into the hands of nine people the future of health care has been laid. Those nine justices are made up of conservatives and...More

 

Going Undercover in the Belly of Our Beastly Food Chain

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Tracie McMillan's The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table takes us on a vivid and poignant tour of a place we don't really want to go: the mostly hidden, sometimes horrible world...More

 

Rick Santorum’s Judgment of Obama’s Christianity Shows Lack of Christianity

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I realize that the former senator from Pennsylvania needs to throw some raw meat at his conservative base but President Barack Obama’s Christianity should be off the table when it comes to his criticism. To me, that’s a personal attack...More