Hurricane Laura is now a strong Cat 4, with winds up to 150 MPH (Cat 5 is 158 MPH, and it may get there). Storm surges are expected to push creeks and maybe rivers to reverse their flow. A meteorologist on MSNBC just predicted 15-foot flooding in Lake Charles, LA.,...

  • August 27, 2020

I want to get some feedback on a topic I’m researching for my book on religion: the degree to which some Christian fundamentalists may be actively working to trigger the apocalypse. I’m not going to get into the weeds here (keep your sighs of relief to yourselves, thank you!), but,...

  • February 16, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Democracy for America: Are you familiar with AIPAC? The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is a powerful right-wing lobbying group that has given a platform to antisemites like Pastor John Hagee, who suggested God sent Hitler to hunt Jews, Islamophobes like Steve Emerson, who has...

  • February 10, 2020

This is going to seem a little screwy, but given the age we’re living through, it may fit right in. I am concerned whether some of Trump’s actions are deliberately or unintentionally abetting the desire of his millennialist backers (John Hagee in particular) to see the apocalypse. This will happen,...

  • February 8, 2020
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