Christianity at the White House Under Trump

With the celebration of Easter just past it might be a good time to assess how Donald Trump is working with and for Christians considering their overwhelming support for him. Trump is approaching three months in office and so it is not unreasonable to see where he has succeeded and failed. During the election we were told [Read More…]

Trump’s Love Of Alex Jones Should Horrify Conservatives

For years I have said that people like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones, and many others are simply “performance artists” who do not really believe what they say but know they can make money duping people. Outrage and sordid tales of secret conspiracies get listeners, viewers, clicks, and most importantly – money. Well now we [Read More…]

Deportation Force. Untrained. Unvetted. Un-American!

A couple months ago Pence and Ryan were telling us there would be no “deportation force.” Time after time they insisted that, in the words of Paul Ryan (R-Galt’s Gulch): “Everybody thinks there’s some deportation force that’s being assembled. That’s not happening.” He also added: “I’m here to tell you, in Congress, it’s not happening.” [Read More…]

The Instability Of Trump As Commander-In-Chief

During the presidential campaign I was assured repeatedly by people supporting Trump, especially Christians, that he would not be prone to use the military. He would not repeat the mistakes of Bush and the neocons and rush to war and military intervention except where America was threatened. Of Trump it was said and repeated in [Read More…]

Republicans Were Right About Syria In 2013

Republicans have consistently said (when Obama was president) that the president needed authorization for attacks like the one carried out against Syria by the Trump administration unless there was a direct threat to the United States. And they were right! Surprise! Today there is no direct threat to the United States in Syria. But may Republicans are [Read More…]

BREAKING: Gorsuch Fails (When You Can’t Win Fair And Square, Just Change The Rules)

The breaking news is that Republicans have failed to get enough votes to end cloture, and to force a vote on Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Under the constitution, the president can nominate a member to the Supreme Court, and the Senate is tasked with approving those picks. In this case, by a vote of [Read More…]

Mean America: Punishing Poverty – The Prison Industrial Complex

The reality is that the fiction of America being a “Christian Nation” is frequently shown in how mean America has become. Abusing the poor and profiting from their weakness has become a “profit center” for many communities and corporations. Punishing those who break the law is a reasonable function of society but America has gone [Read More…]

Corporate Theft From American Workers Killed The American Dream

The formula was simple, it was genius, and it built the “American Dream.” Employers and employees in America had an economic agreement. As employee productivity went up and added value to the company then wages would also increase in proportion. This worked well, this worked astoundingly well, and the middle class in America prospered as [Read More…]

Ayn Rand, Not Jesus, Is The Moral Guide For Today’s Republican Party

As we watch the Republican Party engage in an orgy of greed in Washington it is important to understand where their moral compass points if we are to engage them effectively. Ultimately they will pay lip-service to Christianity but the reality is, knowingly or unknowingly, that the objectivist libertarian Ayn Rand is the lodestar for [Read More…]

Poverty, America, And Sodom In The Age Of Trump

“Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.” – Ezekiel 16:49 I like watching people. I look for unique, something different, something maybe a bit “off.” In the grocery store I saw an elderly [Read More…]