What President Obama Represents: One Of The Greatest Presidents America Has Ever Had

| I get so tired of hearing Black Obama critics claiming that the Black community only supports President Obama because he’s…

Koch Control Over The TPP Outrage

| The Trans Pacific Partnership is a pending international trade agreement that the Obama Administration has been working on since 2010.…

Should We Fear The Far Right?

| Should we fear the ultra-conservative, ultra-religious right as pathologically threatening? The concatenation of haters and damners on the far right…

What Would Dr. King Say About Baltimore? Don’t Know. What Matters is What We Say

| The first thing we need to understand when trying to unravel what just happened in Baltimore is that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is dead. As a matter of fact, he has been dead for quite some time now. I bring this up only because of…

Star Trek and Lieutenant Uhura’s Fine Brown Legs

| Those legs, man… Photo Credit: Gradient Lair.com When a lot of folks my age think…

You Will Be Held Accountable for Being on the Wrong Side of History

| You probably haven’t spent much time thinking about this, if you have thought about it…

Who Speaks for Sincere People of Faith?

| In his book, The End of Faith, Terror and the Future of Reason, Sam Harris writes, “Religion is nothing more than bad concepts held in the place of good ones for all time. It is the denial — at once full of hope and full…

The Poetry of Passover: Learning How to be Free

| Once again, it is Passover. And once again, I get irritated by the literalists–both the…

Pope Does it Again: Teaches Christianity

| This excerpt from an article by Maureen Mullarkey on thefederalist.com, a conservative commentary site, does a…

Your Move, Congress

| The deal struck between the United States and it allies and Iran is anything but perfect. But on the whole it’s a good one; in fact, it’s a little better than some thought was possible. Here is a list of what’s in the agreement. The…

Israel Has Become A Serious Problem That We Need To Address

| Here are the facts. The United States CREATED some of the most severe problems currently…

Logan’s Runaround: The GOP’s Atomic Amateur Hour

| With the March 9th release of a horribly ill-advised letter from 47 GOP Senators directly…

History Repeats Itself

| If you think the next election isn’t important, let’s review some history. “REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. In the fall of 1835 many Texans, both Anglo-American colonists and Tejanos, concluded that liberalism and republicanism in Mexico, as reflected in its Constitution of 1824, were dead. The dictatorship of…

A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

| Today April 14, 1865 marks the One Hundred Fiftieth anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.…

An Age of Enlightenment for 21st Century America

| The men who collaborated to create the United States Constitution were far from unanimous in…

Don’t Become a Teacher

| I recently had the privilege of sitting down and talking with a Dean of Education, a Director of Graduate Education, and an Indiana Principal of the Year at a small reception hosted by my Graduate Degree Alma Mater. The purpose of the reception was to…

Preparing the Ground for Learning Something New

| “Behold, a sower went forth to sow…” (Matthew 13:3) We all know the parable: a…

Thank You President Obama

| I saw a meme the other day that said that if you owed student loans…