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The Republican establishment has bragging rights on hot air

As a onetime Republican who has evolved into an independent freethinker, I find the present state of politics to be rather disgusting. I suppose most people feel that way these days. (NOTE: Please participate in this poll re: your political affiliation.) Let me explain... The two most common varieties of fundamentalism prevalent in the United [...]

January 25th, 2012|Politics, U.S.|0 Comments

Fringe TV show, fringe science, junk science

I've seen fewer than 20 episodes, so I'm no expert or Fringe junkie, but I really do enjoy certain aspects of Fringe - particularly the so-called fringe science for which the show is named. Fringe science, while certainly far-out, isn't something that can be written off, reviled, or ridiculed, as if it were on the [...]

August 29th, 2011|Entertainment, Television|0 Comments

The United States is being seriously weakened by hyper-partisanship

The United States is being significantly weakened from the inside by hyperpartisanship, which – objectively considered – is ultimately as harmful to politics as fundamentalism is to religion. The Tea Party’s effect on the right is spotlighting the issue of pathetic politicians who consistently choose to toe the party line instead of doing what’s best, [...]

July 27th, 2011|Politics, U.S.|1 Comment

Why Michele Bachmann is wrong for our country

Quick update (Wednesday, September 14, 2011): Michele Bachmann continues to suffer from a bad case of truthitis. Many of the "facts" in her prepared speeches continue to be blatantly misleading, if not plain false. Some of her comments during the recent "Tea Party Republican Debate" were no exception, particularly when she attacked the equally unworthy [...]

July 4th, 2011|Politics, U.S.|3 Comments

Nashville’s Belmont University now welcomes gays

Organized Christianity vs. homosexuality Belmont University unintentionally exploded onto front pages all over the United States when the Christian (sort-of) institution fired Lisa Howe -- a soccer coach who happens to be a lesbian -- after she came out of the closet. Apparently, it all began when Lisa took a brave initiative: she approached the [...]

February 13th, 2011|Religion and Science|1 Comment