The United States Supreme Court did the right thing, I believe, in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), clearing the way for members of the LGBT community to get the rights they deserve as American citizens. As more and more states lose their resistance to allowing same-sex marriage, the rights of these couples… Read More One Group Forward, Another Group Back
Ultimately, evil does not win. It feels like it does. It gets momentary victories, but in the end, it really does not win. Evil seems to have an amazing capacity to produce good. Our senators did not approve wider background checks for people purchasing guns. Someone planted bombs at the Boston Marathon. A sick young… Read More Evil Doesn’t Win
It’s confusing sometimes, understanding when government is supposed to step in and when it isn’t. Conservatives argue against “big government,” but they also vouch for the right of the federal government to step in on some very personal issues. In the current discussion going on about same-sex marriage, the mantra of many Conservatives… Read More Big Government or Not?
People sometimes ask, irritably, why black people can’t stop being mad. They point to the progress that has been made in this country, where black people have been “granted” the civil rights they were due by virtue of being American citizens…and only slowly. When someone expresses anger, there is a definite sigh of exacerbation… Read More Insensitivity or Ignorance?
As I think about racism, I think what bothers me most is the arrogance of it all, an arrogance spawned and nurtured by governments, both in this country and elsewhere, allowing or perhaps encouraging people to buy into one of the most specious types of human behavior imaginable. What prompts this post is the story… Read More The Arrogance of Racism