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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 ...

Exxon’s Supreme Bonus

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

In case you didn't read this in the paper today, but the Supreme Court Decided to hand a sizable gift to Exxon today - not much unlike what you do when you fill up your tank with their gas, but much bigger.The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the record ...

John McCain Revealed: The Unborn, Gay Marriage, & Health Care

Monday, June 16th, 2008

John McCain would like independents, moderates, Reagan Democrats, and Hillary Clinton supporters to think of him as a maverick who doesn't march in lockstep with George Bush and his right wing ideology. The problem is that John McCain is traveling the country espousing the very principles that define the evangelical ...

Four Reasons Clinton Supporters Should Vote for Obama

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

The blanks; 1. John Paul Stevens (age 88) Appointed by Gerald Ford -- overruled Furman v. Georgia and again allowed the use of the death penalty in the United States. 2. Antonin Scalia (age 72) Appointed by Reagan -- Believes in a strict interpretation of the Constitution and given the chance would ...

Gay Marriage: 63% Say It’s A Private Choice; CA Court Rejects Stay

Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

Good news on the gay marriage front from a newly released survey and from the California Supreme Court. A new USA Today Gallup Poll suggests that a large majority of Americans believe that the choice to marry someone of the same sex ought to be a private choice and that ...

Thoughts On California Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Friday, May 16th, 2008

I realize I should be excited about the California Supreme Court's decision to remove the ban on same-sex marriage...but the pragmatist in me simply won't allow it. I'll explain my thinking after the following excerpt on today's ruling. SAN FRANCISCO -- -- The California Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples ...

California To Rule On Gay Marriage: Good News, Bad News?

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Most of us are familiar with the expression, "Be careful what you wish for", though I suspect it rarely keeps us from spending our time hoping to achieve or attain the things we seek. The fact that the California Supreme Court is set to rule tomorrow on whether the state ...

Tax Exemption Without Limitation - Now That’s Christianity

Monday, May 12th, 2008

The gall of the religious right never ceases to amaze. Time and again, they demonstrate that hypocrisy is an essential element of their ideology. While many of these zealots frequently demonstrate their willingness to preach one thing and do another, their latest endeavor seems determined to take it to a ...

Oops, That Ban On Gay Marriage Took Away Other Rights

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Don't be fooled by the religious right's assertion that they simply want to protect marriage and the family. Implicit in their efforts to pass legislation and constitutional amendments to ban same-sex marriage is an intention to slam the door on any measure that would grant rights or recognition to gays. ...

Yes To Tax Cuts & Loopholes - No To Fair Pay Legislation

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Understanding the dynamics of the November election isn't all that complex if one simply takes the time to draw some necessary comparisons. In many ways, the policies of the Bush administration have provided the essential contrast. With that as the backdrop, we ought to be able to make prudent political ...

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