Column: The Kim Davis Lesson: Religious Bigotry is Still Bigotry

If you believe in inalienable rights, they apply to all people—even those you don’t like or agree with. So stop pretending wanting to deny other people their rights is god’s glory. There’s no honor in refusing fellow Americans their Constitutional right to personal freedoms. Bigot isn’t spelled “martyr.” Last week, scofflaw Kim Davis, Rowen County… Continue reading

Column: Pro-Life is Anti-Gun

First let me get this out of the way: I don’t agree with the pro-life position on abortion for two reasons. One: If abortion is criminalized, all women of child-bearing years legally become public incubators. The ability to bear children will mean being subjected to special scrutiny by the government. If you believe women are… Continue reading

Column: Trump: Rising From the GOP’s Ashes

There’s no shortage of publicity maestro, name-emblazer Donald Trump think pieces on the Internet these days. Most will attribute his straight talk to his more-than-likely-fleeting frontrunner status. Others point to some anger or racism the Trump Brand Name has tapped into. The rest? Apologists or denouncers. But all seem to agree that Trump is bad… Continue reading

Column: Peace is Boring

In all of America’s 239 years of existence, only roughly 20 of them have been without warfare of some kind. And no, those are not in a row. We’ve had one or two years, here and there, where we haven’t spent our time bombing foreign countries, bayoneting our brothers in hopes of keeping our slaves… Continue reading

Column: Republicans Are at Odds with Corporate America

The Republican brand is that they’re on the side of business. “Corporations are people, my friends,” uttered doomed 2012 presidential candidate, CEO-turned-Massachusetts-Governor Mitt Romney. At the time I assumed what he actually meant was, “Corporations are my friends, people.” This has been the bottom line for the GOP: Business is their business. Even South Carolina… Continue reading

Column: Thank You, Nebraska Republicans!

I’ve never quite understood why Republicans will jump to trash talk big government—gleefully calling to eradicate the IRS, NSA, EPA, CIA, etc.—all while embracing the death penalty. As the abundant field of GOP presidential hopefuls all vie to woo the same group of hyper-conservative white evangelicals which make up the party’s base, not one of… Continue reading

Column: The Bush Years: An Explainer

This week in Nevada, Jeb Bush accidentally declared he’s running for president to reporters. He was supposed to say, “if I run” and instead said, “I’m running for president!” So now that it’s official, I feel it’s my duty to explain the Bush years to younger/amnesiac Americans who may not remember what life was like… Continue reading