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God Colors Outside The Lines


The subject of Father Scott's homily on Sunday was "tunnel vision," something our local parish priest knows a lot about since it was not until he was in his twenties and well out of high school that Father Scott finally...More


Justice Ginsburg: Unfairly Criticised?

There has been some ongoing debate about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and some comments she made about constitution making in countries that are endeavoring to rewrite, or develop whole new constitutions. I would like to examine whether she is being...More


An Old White Lady's Thoughts on Race


My first memory of any recognition of race was the day I brought my new friend home for lunch. My grandma must have been watching us come up the steps because she met us at the door and said it...More


Standing Ovation for SCOTUS- Thank You Justice Kennedy


“DOMA humiliates children of same-sex parents," wrote Justice Kennedy in the landmark SCOTUS decision U.S. v. Windsor this week. Now recognized by our highest court is gay marriage being the same as straight in those states where gay marriage is...More


The Voices of America, Which Determine Our Future

Americans most generally have a great sense of pride for their country, because they believe in what it stands for and the principles it was founded on. Over our nation’s history, America has had many voices speak out, though in...More


Minorities in America: We Know the Importance of Independent Judges


As a gay man and one of America’s many minorities, I have seen what popular opinion has done to our nation, as far as allowing racism and bigotry in our laws and in our hearts. I also know that if...More


Obama “Birthers” Could be Right for the Wrong Reasons [Dean's Corner]


Ko Olina Beach (author’s photograph) Could Donald Trump and the Obama “birther” conspiracists be right? Some claim that President Obama is not an American because he was born outside of the U.S. Some begrudgingly acknowledge that he was born in...More


The Texas Republican Party platform: Creationism, denialism, “health freedom,” and “vaccine choice”


And now for something completely different. Except that it isn’t really. I say that it isn’t really different because, although this post will seem to be about politics, in reality it will be about a common topic on this blog:...More


Does the Internet need an HR Department? [Greg Laden's Blog]

When a young girl put a picture of herself, holding a book she had just gotten as a present, on the social networking site reddit , she was immediately subjected to intense verbal sexual assault by reddit readers who aptly...More


American Theocracy


The founding fathers of this nation were very wise men when they inserted into our Constitution the clear separation of church and state, surely they must have realized from the history they knew of at that time, of what a...More