Another day, another mass shooting. The new normal is wondering if you're going to be shot where you conduct your everyday business. This is not the American exceptionalism those on the Right chest-thump about.Read More
An open letter to Pope Francis.Read More
Russian planes have begun bombing runs in Syria. Their first targets tell the tale of what Vladimir Putin sees as his interests.Read More
This is your semi-open thread.
I read two stories today that better encapsulate the state of the Republican Party than any I've seen before.
The first is a piece of RW fanfic written from an alternative universe where the GOP is the rightful owner of government, and any elected Democrat is an aberration that must be endured until s/he can be voted out of office.
The second is a news story that has nothing to do with politics, but describes the reality against which the first struggles.Read More
Both the left and the right in this country have shown through their reactions to both Pope Francis and President Obama that they are out of touch with reality.Read More
Speaker John Boehner tendered his resignation from Congress. Things just got interesting.Read More
Pope Francis is in the US. And his brief comments on "life" have some people worked up. A short essay on the Church and life from one raised in the Church.Read More
This is your completely open thread.
The idea of the End Times has been in the field of human consciousness for a very long time and there are people who think in fundamentalist ways who believe we are now in the End Times. This believe has created a tremendous amount of tension in the world.
It is possible to understand that what is taking place is not about the destruction of humanity but instead the destruction or death of an old idea that humanity has held throughout our history and the beginning or birth of a new idea that is now in it's infancy.Read More
Here we go, another manufactured crisis which is threatening a government shutdown. We're old enough to remember when the GOP promised to govern if it were given both houses of Congress. But it this latest fracas an opportunity?Read More
Loving someone means never saying sorry. For the GOP, hating someone means the same thing. The penchant of Republicans for never apologizing for grave mistakes is a mark of the modern party. But are they playing to the base and losing the majority?Read More
Celebrity Bristol Palin has thoughts on Ahmed Mohammed's invitation to the White House. Which prompted thoughts of my own.Read More
The election of Barack Obama inspired hope to millions in this country and around the world. The GOP has spent the whole of his time in office attempting to destroy that hope.Read More
If a story of a Muslim boy being arrested in America for building a clock on a suspicion that it's a bomb doesn't enrage you, you're part of the problem.Read More