today is the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech…

Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, and hundreds of thousands of Americans assembled again today at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the occasion. President Obama, among many notable speakers, reflected on “out great unfinished business.” For those who can’t watch clipsContinue reading “today is the 50th anniversary of King’s “I Have A Dream” speech…”

which political party is better for America?

From Addicting Info (author unknown) Take just 5 minutes. Imagine an America where only one religion dictates the law of the land like Rick Santorum suggests. Where things like the Patriot Act and Guantanamo Bay-style camps that enable no right to fair trial are created. LGBT Americans cannot only not serve in the military but have their children confiscated.Continue reading “which political party is better for America?”

Sunday thoughts #24: defend the poor, the environment

When we talk about the environment, about creation, my thoughts turn to the first pages of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, which states that God placed man and woman on earth to cultivate and care for it.  And the question comes to my mind: What does cultivating and caring for the earth mean? AreContinue reading “Sunday thoughts #24: defend the poor, the environment”

religious states = highest teen pregnancy states. why?

So, what do you think?  Why the correlation?  This goes beyond this graphic, but why are the most religious states also the states with the highest teen pregnancy rates, and the poorest states, and the most politically conservative states, and the states receiving the most in welfare and other government aid?  What is the connection?Continue reading “religious states = highest teen pregnancy states. why?”

why I am no longer a Republican

I’ve heard from so many former Republicans who, like the author of this article, feel that their party has left them.  Thanks to my friend Bill Rogers for bringing this article to our attention.  Although I don’t share the same experiences as this writer, I too feel that I had to leave the Grand Ol’Continue reading “why I am no longer a Republican”

Unholy Laws: Establishing Religion in N.C., Starving Children in Tennessee

I don’t know why all three of my posts today have been about god…maybe she’s trying to tell me something?   Article by David R. Hensen I was profoundly saddened to hear the state legislature of North Carolina won’t be considering a bill that would have allowed it to establish a state religion. Of allContinue reading “Unholy Laws: Establishing Religion in N.C., Starving Children in Tennessee”

the GOP suspends democracy in Michigan

In 2010 the Republicans won a bunch of governorships.  Within weeks of the election, Michigan governor Rick Snyder and the newly elected Republican legislature passed Public Act 4, the Local Government and School District Fiscal Accountability Act.  This law granted unprecedented new powers to the governor, including giving him authorization to appoint emergency managers over any city,Continue reading “the GOP suspends democracy in Michigan”


Obamacare ‘Glitch’ Allows Some Families To Be Priced Out Of Health Insurance By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what’s being called a glitch in President Barack Obama’s overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president’s plan had hoped.Continue reading “wait…what?”