My Classroom Responds to the Inauguration Address

Here’s how it went down for me today at my high school. — Scene: My homeroom is watching Barack Obama deliver his Inauguration address Obama:… For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus — and non-believers. Entire class: MEHTA!!!!!! [Read More...]

A cold day in Hell?

I cannot tell you how many times in my life, especially when I was a young girl, that I heard people say, “it will be a cold day in Hell when a black man becomes president.” Oh, how I would like to rub this day in all their faces. I suppose those who are still [Read More...]

Three Little Words

Funny how three little words can make a difference. I watched President Barack Obama’s inaugural address today, very much moved by his message of dizzy hope balanced by sober acceptance of responsibility, of grim acknowledgment of our flawed past balanced by inspired resolve to build a better future. When in his speech he addressed the [Read More...]

I Am an Atheist and I Am an American

As Mike has done, I am posting an article here that I included in my Atheism column a couple of days ago. I will have some fresh content later for this site. I have not had the opportunity to post here as often as I would like to. Only recently, at my request, allowed me to [Read More...]

How Will Barack Obama Say “So Help Me God”?

Barack Obama is one of the best orators in political history. He knows how to emphasize certain words and give them inflection better than just about anyone. So how will he say the controversial words “So Help Me God” after he takes the Presidential oath of office? The Washington Post gives us a reminder of [Read More...]