Insurance for dummies and suggestions for the church

I’ve read most of it. All the analyses about the AHCA (“Trumpcare” or “Ryancare”), the proposed GOP replacement for the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) have taken residence in my brain. I’ve also logged countless hours in conversation with an expert in the insurance world. So now I now offer a quick, admittedly simplistic summary for [Read More…]

I am a dangerous woman: a fight against unbridled capitalism

I want to be a dangerous woman. I made that decision after reading this opinion piece recently published in the New  York Times. There, a philosophy professor, George Yancy of Emory University, speaks of having been placed on the Professor Watchlist. The Watchlist is the place where students apparently indoctrinated in uncritical conservative thought patterns [Read More…]

The Pastor and Politics: the Particularly Puzzling Puddle

The Election Conundrum I could not vote for Barack Obama for President of the United States. I am a fiscal conservative. I want a more balanced budget. After listening carefully to President Obama’s State of the Union Message in 2012, I realized I was unable to support him, as much as I do respect him [Read More…]

Solution to the Government Shutdown: Holocaust, US Style

I know how to end the government shutdown and the growing economic crisis that it is causing. My solution may seem drastic to some, but drastic times call for drastic answers. Really, it is quite simple: eliminate all non-productive members of society. No more drains on the federal budget. We reverse the unholy dreaded deficit, [Read More…]

An Ethical Core and The Essence of Hypocrisy: the US House of Representatives

Every major religion and ethical system I know of centers on what we often call the Golden Rule:  “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”   Or, in more contemporary language, “Do you like to be treated well and with respect?  Then treat others well and with respect.”   Or, “Consider [Read More…]