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2008 Election: Why The Supreme Court Matters

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Sarah Palin's selection as John McCain's running mate has evangelicals feeling all warm and fuzzy. Her presence on the ticket has energized the conservative base and rekindled concerns that this election will see the reemergence of a full-scale culture war. Truth be told, the culture war had never ended...it had ...

Bill Donohue Speaks His Mind: “Silence Others”

Monday, August 18th, 2008

No doubt election years are trying times for many of us. It's easy to find oneself drawn into the dog fight...especially if one is passionate about any particular issue. Fortunately, we live in a country that allows us to speak our minds and cast our votes accordingly. Sadly, there are ...

Compare & Contrast: Family Values & The 2008 Election

Friday, August 15th, 2008

The GOP has, for years, claimed to be the party of family values. Unfortunately, that title is more like a badge worn on one's lapel than an innate commitment to morality. Even worse, this carefully chosen description is primarily tailored to encompass those issues the GOP feels will garner votes. ...

Ignorance Wins: A Rainbow Conspiracy - Maybe It’s The Gays?

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

The following video is possibly the most egregious display of unbridled ignorance I've seen in years...and stating as much may well be an inexcusable insult to ignorant people everywhere. Rather than focus on the fact that this video maker must have never attended a science class in her life, I ...

John “Chuckles” McCain: Politician, Panderer, Or Humorist?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

The McCain campaign wants us to believe that their recent attack ads are simply an attempt to inject a little humor into the 2008 election. Yes, we're supposed to conclude that a campaign with a significant fund raising disadvantage has decided to magnanimously toss money down the drain to make ...

CDC Report - U.S. HIV Infections 40% Higher Than Estimates

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

A new report suggests that the number of annual HIV infections in the U.S. has been drastically underestimated...or underreported. While this is a significant revelation, I'm of the opinion that the back story may be far more telling. Let's look at the new data first. From The International Herald Tribune: The United ...

John McCain - The Straight-Talking Maverick Can Sure Ride A Fence

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

John McCain, a former critic of Christian extremists, has suddenly become a seemingly born-again evangelical in conjunction with his 2008 presidential bid. Sadly, his run to the right is hardly evidence of a man who has made a career of portraying himself as a straight-talking maverick. Those who contend that ...

Is This Race All About The Race?

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

There is a perception that Barack Obama exudes a degree of hubris that may be viewed negatively by a number of voters. The unasked question is whether this impression has its origin in the fact that Barack Obama is actually an over confident candidate or simply a candidate who exceeds ...

Time To Stuff My Snickers Bar In Nike’s Face?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

While I think it's fair to frown upon scapegoating and stereotyping in commercial advertising campaigns, I'm not all that incensed by such depictions. However, when they are apt to promote already existent anger and animosity...and/or endorse or encourage more inappropriate outbursts and behavior, I think it warrants commentary. To that end, ...

James Dobson Speaks - “Look At Me, Look At Me!”

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Having to jump up and down for attention must be pure torture for James Dobson. Faced with the prospect of being irrelevant in the 2008 election has led the leader of Focus on the Family to announce that he may rescind his prior refusal to vote for John McCain. In the ...

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