April 27, 2016

Progressive voters under 30 years famously helped President Barack Obama take the presidency in 2008. Similarly, throughout this campaign they have been unquestionably the largest supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders—presently the only 2016 candidate who Millennials view favorably. But after last night’s results in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere, the nomination of former Secretary Hillary Clinton as the Democratic candidate for the presidency is now all but inevitable, leaving millions of young progressives disappointed. However, the future of progressivism cannot be about… Read more

April 25, 2016

Conservative Christians have lost sight of what it means to be pro-life. The pro-life position has always been about affirming the sanctity of human life and ensuring that the most vulnerable among us are treated with love and compassion. This is, of course, a noble pursuit, but in their zeal to halt society’s decent into the chaos of moral relativity, conservative Christians have lost sight of all else. Being pro-life has come to mean fighting for the rights of the… Read more

April 21, 2016

Any call for Bernie Sanders to drop out of the Democratic race is just ridiculous. First of all, it’s not going to happen. Sanders is in it for the long haul. Unlike other candidates in previous elections, he has the money to stay in. Second, if he were to drop out, it would only hurt the party. The Democratic Party needs the new and younger voters that Sanders has energized and brought to it. While a certain percentage of voters… Read more

April 8, 2016

By James Phillips With the stroke of a pen on Tuesday, Gov. Phil Bryant proved Mississippi does not live up to its self-labeled slogan of the Hospitality State. When Bryant signed HB 1523 into law on Tuesday, he has solidified the perception that Mississippi is only hospitable to a certain group of people who believe a certain way. The bill, known as the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, has been heralded by its proponents as a law to… Read more

April 4, 2016

You’ve been thinking it; now, I’ve written it. Donald Trump has female problems. I don’t understand how anyone who claims the gender could ever consider voting for him. But, I don’t understand how gays and lesbians support Log Cabin Republicans, either. While capable of paradoxical thinking (I am still a Mets fan) and while vehemently opposed to the term “self-loathing,” particularly when used by members of the GLBTQ community against its own, women, what art thy thinking? You may have… Read more

April 1, 2016

Whereas, it has become increasingly difficult to account for the spilt unborn seminal fluid; Whereas, it has become increasingly difficult to account for the unborn ovum released during ovulation; Whereas, it has become increasingly difficult to track the menses to its natural completion; It shall be declared on this day of the Lord, that in order to maintain the natural order of the world, from this day forward and forever onward, the following: For every child born and rightly so… Read more

March 28, 2016

Confession: I was prepared to do it. I was prepared to commit defensive voting in the Maryland Presidential primary in May. In a way, perhaps I am, since I am a registered independent, and in Maryland’s closed primary system, where only registered Republicans can vote for Republicans and only registered Democrats can vote for Democrats, I should be sitting at home. Defensive voting is getting a lot of play this primary season. I’m a political junkie and I’d never heard… Read more

March 23, 2016

In 1992, when Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes” insisted that then Governor Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary should air all their marital woes on the program, the couple attempted to resist. Hillary stated, “There isn’t a person watching this would feel comfortable sitting on this couch detailing everything that ever went on in their life or their marriage.” Indeed. I know this is true for me, and I can imagine it is true for most people reading this. What… Read more

March 20, 2016

There are so many candidates for the most ridiculous statement by a presidential contender or supporter of a presidential contender, it’s difficult to select a top 20. Or, so I thought. Then I read a declaration by a fan of Donald J. Trump that the writer is casting his vote for the person he would most want to be in a foxhole with, and that person is none other than Trump. (Apparently this thought was first expressed by Jerry Falwell,… Read more

March 14, 2016

When I was a Young Republican, I thought people on welfare just didn’t want to work and sat at home all day drinking beer and doing drugs. I thought Democrats were scary communists or overgrown hippies or people who just couldn’t grow up. I was certain Ronald Reagan and John Wayne and Howard Jarvis and George Deukmejian were the best things to ever happen to California and the United States of America. When I was a Young Republican, I dropped… Read more




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