Will the Confederate Flag finally Fall in South Carolina?

6/22/2015 In the wake of the latest hate-fueled mass shooting of a prominent African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina by 21 year-old racist, Dylan Roof, a major wave of momentum is fomenting towards a longstanding controversy, the public display of the Confederate flag in the state. The controversy over South Carolina’s reluctance to remove the

American Airlines Makes Disabled Woman Crawl

6/16/2015 American Airlines makes disabled woman crawl instead of providing her a wheelchair ramp to access her flight. Theresa Purcell, who lives with Charcot-Marie-Tooth’s disease, is confined to a wheelchair. On a recent flight from San Diego to Hawaii, Ms. Purcell asked the gate agent to set up a ramp that would allow her to

Right Wing Conservative Christians Abandoning Politics?

6/14/2015 A friend recently sent me the source for what became this post. It’s a different vision, if you will, of a political future that I described here. It’s called the Benedict Option and it deals with the possibility of right-wing conservative Christians abandoning politics. I often write about “religious freedom.” I do this mainly

The Exodus Strategy

6/11/2015 “We need a Promised Land. We need an Exodus strategy. Are there any governors or legislatures out there among the 50 states willing to secede to offer a refuge for the God-fearing?” This is the heartfelt plea from WorldNetDaily founder and editor Joseph Farah, begging governors to secede from the union if SCOTUS allows

Judges OK Texas to Close Abortion Clinics

6/11/2015 In one of the most asinine rulings to be handed down this year, appellate judges OK Texas to close abortion clinics. This is all in the name of protecting “the unborn and ensur[ing] Texas women are not subjected to unsafe and unhealthy conditions,” according to Ken Paxton, Texas’ Republican AG. The federal appellate court

House Judiciary Committee Forms Panel on Criminal Justice Reform

6/11/2015 This month may spark the beginning of the end for the “tough on crime” congressional strategy among the perpetually campaigning members of the House of Representatives. The House Judiciary committee announced on Wednesday that it will form a panel to address reforms in the criminal justice system. The panel will be led by committee

Separation of Church and State is Dead!

5/26/2015 Ding-dong, separation of church and state is dead! According to Right Wing Watch, the Republican National Committee is partnered with the American Renewal Project (ARP) with the goal of establishing Christianity as the official religion of the United States. David Lane, a Christian Nationalist and rabid anti-gay extremist lead ARP. It’s also strongly connected

Rope Snaps in NSA-Spying Tug of War

5/24/2105 ’Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.’ Sir Walter Scott could not have written a more apt fictional parable than the legislative mayhem occurring inside of the Capitol this past week regarding the immediate future of the controversial and secretive National Security Agency’s (NSA) spying program. As we