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May 10th, 2022 - 1:45 am § in Christianity, Politics

GOP campaign tactic: No reporters

They don’t want you to see, hear, or know what they stand for.¬†They just want you to vote for them. And govern you. A CNN reporter says “midterm campaigns, many of them Republican, are widely shutting out local papers, local TV stations and national reporters” from their rallies ([...]

December 16th, 2021 - 8:58 pm § in America, Christianity, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Forcing kids to be born into poverty

The worst states for children are those with the most restrictive abortion laws, CNN says (story here). Most of the 21 states with anti-abortion laws waiting for the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade “fall into the bottom half of state rankings on a wide array of measures tracking the well[...]

November 19th, 2021 - 1:18 am § in America, Christianity, Politics, Racism

Seattle activist behind attacks on “critical race theory”

The tsunami of rightwing attacks against “critical race theory” didn’t come from nowhere, or happen by spontaneous combustion. It’s the brainchild of a very smart conservative activist named Christopher Rufo, who has Seattle connections. Rufo, 37, a California native, graduat[...]

October 20th, 2021 - 2:38 pm § in Christianity, Health, Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

What to make of Rolovich’s strange choice of a lawyer

Former WSU head football coach Nick Rolovich, fired Monday for not complying with the state’s vaccination mandate, intends to sue the university and “all parties responsible for” his termination, his lawyer announced in a press release on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 (read story her[...]

October 16th, 2021 - 4:10 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Religion

‘Tis the season to be silly, la-la-la

Politics ought to be about seriously debating important public issues. It’s not. Republicans, it seems, debate nothing and lie about everything. And a lot of what they want wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, be debatable anyway. For example, they want to use public schools to indoctrinate kid[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 9:59 am § in America, Christianity, Donald Trump, Jews, Politics, Religion

What an atheist Jew thinks of Christians

Specifically, members of Congress who think they’re Christians. Immediately, eyes roll, and people look the other way. Christians in Congress? Congress a Christian institution? Gotta be kidding! Congress is a mosh pit. So, Noah Berlatsky, the Jewish atheist, is a freelance writer trying to slo[...]

July 10th, 2021 - 8:52 pm § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

Is politics costing evangelical pastors their following?

Last week, a report issued by the Public Religion Research Institute, a respected polling organization (background info here), contained a stunning statistic: The percentage of Americans who identify with evangelical churches has dropped from 23% to 14% since 2008, a decline of nearly 40% in a dozen[...]

June 18th, 2021 - 1:52 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Politics, Religion

It’s a bad idea for Catholic bishops to sanction politicians

“The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops … has voted to proceed with drafting a formal statement on the meaning of communion, which will include whether President Biden and other politicians should be denied the rite based on their stance on abortion,” The Hill reported on Friday, [...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 6:53 pm § in America, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Why the GOP descended into lunacy

In 2012, two political scientists wrote an essay for the Washington Post (read it here) that was startlingly prescient: The Republican Party, they said, was becoming “”ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science, dis[...]

May 16th, 2021 - 6:09 pm § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Religion

Trump left white evangelicals holding toxic trash

“How can you defend White evangelicals?” asks Diana Butler Bass (photo, right), a writer and scholar on religion and culture (bio here). You can’t. Rallying behind a “messiah” who has no morals, is a cheater and liar, a serial adulterer and bankrupt, with the governing [...]