Archive for October, 2016

Invest in America

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Share on Facebook It’s not a secret that America’s economy is changing rapidly. In the 1950s, our products were sold on the world market with little or no competition. Today, Europe and Asia have vibrant industrial and technological businesses that rival our own. Hillary Clinton wants to invest in America, building industries and services that […]

Faith and Reason

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Share on Facebook Yes, I am my brother’s keeper, my sister’s too. Yes, Life is complicated, but life requires all of us loving our neighbor. Respecting our neighbor. Trusting our neighbor. Tolerating our neighbor. Standing up for our neighbor. Give expecting nothing there of. Both faith and reason teach us that in giving we shall […]

Doctors vs Politicians

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Share on Facebook Life is complicated. We don’t live in a perfect world. Our laws should take that into account. In 1987 in Washington, 27-year-old Angela Carder was 26 weeks’ pregnant and gravely ill with cancer. It wasn’t clear that Carder, who was sedated, wanted to deliver via a Cesarean section, which her doctors said […]

Straight Talk About Life Choices

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

Share on Facebook Some straight talk from a friend. I didn’t ID her. Life issues tend to bring out the worst in conservatives from verbal abuse to outright violent threats. Ironic no? When I look at the abortion debate, I think of several things: 1. No woman in the United States has ever been forced […]

“America is great because it is good.”

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Share on Facebook Dealing with reality is an essential part of growing up.  A wise person can weigh risks and benefits before making a decision.  At Sunday night’s debate, we saw two different portraits of America.  Secretary Hillary Clinton said repeatedly, “America is great because it is good.”  Donald Trump recited a list of evil […]

Real Security Requires Real Risk Assessment

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Share on Facebook Conservatives prefer addressing fake threats to real threats.

Crass, vulgar, Stupidity

Saturday, October 8th, 2016

Share on Facebook Donald Trump is everything President Obama is not. Trump is reckless, ignorant and full of pride. I’ve said for awhile now that hatred makes you stupid. For 8 years conservative misleaders manufactured fear and hatred of the President of the United States of America. They are now reaping what they have sown. […]

Humanism

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Share on Facebook Conservative politicians and pundits understand that they cannot succeed unless they create an “other” separate from humanity. “Mexican rapist.” “Muslim extremist.” “Thug” “Welfare Queen” “Drug Addict” Hence, conservative politicians and pundits target the Humanities at universities with vicious attacks that de-legitimize these fields of study. Renaissance humanism opened the door to the […]

“no institutional racism”?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Share on Facebook Don’t worry folks. Mike Pence told us there is no institutional racism in the American Justice System. These are not the droids you’re looking for. Under Texas law, a jury cannot sentence a defendant to death unless it unanimously concludes he poses a future danger. During the sentencing phase of the trial, […]