The Abortion Debate is Back. Why, exactly?

No, this isn’t another post about the heated topic of abortion. It’s about the secret plan to make sure that we never resolve the issue.

My body, my choice.
Jesus is Pro-Life!
Against Abortion? Don’t have one!
Everyone who supports abortion has already been born.

The slogans are out again.

The confirmation hearing and upcoming vote of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has once again awakened the barely-slumbering abortion debate in America.Continue reading “The Abortion Debate is Back. Why, exactly?”

If That Anonymous Op-Ed Made You Feel Better, You’ve Been Played

If the anonymous Op-Ed published on Wednesday in the New York Times made you feel better, I suggest that you read it more carefully, and then renew your commitment to helping elect Democrats in November. Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security. There may be adults in the room, but Continue reading “If That Anonymous Op-Ed Made You Feel Better, You’ve Been Played”

Literally NOT a Test

Once again, I was pondering the question of why people don’t vote. And suddenly it occurred to me that people equate voting with that other thing that we all hate: tests. I bet they look at that ballot with the little bubbles next to the candidates’ names and it makes them think of Continue reading “Literally NOT a Test”

Dear Millennials: Don’t Die. Vote

Dear Millennials:

I hear you saying you feel hopeless and powerless. The present is a disaster and your future looks bleak. There are problems everywhere you turn. The institutions that are supposed to protect you have betrayed you. You feel like your country has let you down.Continue reading “Dear Millennials: Don’t Die. Vote”

Bring On the Fireworks: Dissent on the 4th of July

I read somewhere that they are expecting 4th of July celebrations across the country to be somewhat low-key this year because people aren’t feeling very patriotic.

But surely being concerned for the health of our democracy and feeling patriotic aren’t incompatible, are they? No. In fact, I’d say they are one and the same.Continue reading “Bring On the Fireworks: Dissent on the 4th of July”

We Have Become a Nation with Zero Tolerance

Would you make a thousand-mile, perilous journey in the hope of saving yourself or your children? I don’t know if I would have the courage. But I have a story in my own family history that comes close to the kind of desperation felt by the immigrant families pouring across our southern border.Continue reading “We Have Become a Nation with Zero Tolerance”

Hannah Arendts on Totalitarianism

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false (i.e. the standards of thought) no longer exist.”

-Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)
The Origins of Totalitarianism 

What you should know about Dinesh D’Souza

Maybe you heard President Trump granted a presidential pardon to Dinesh D’Souza for his felony conviction of making illegal campaign contributions. When informing him of the pardon, Trump told D’Souza that he was “a great voice for freedom” and wanted him to be a “bigger voice than ever.”

That pardon, like every other thing Trump does, sparked outrage among rational-thinking Americans. But you may be wondering why. Who is Dinesh D’Souza and what voice does Trump want to be bigger than ever?Continue reading “What you should know about Dinesh D’Souza”

Midterms Matter

Folks, we are only 29 weeks away from the 2018 elections, and I’m starting to freak out a little. We’re not ready for this election.

I know what you’re saying: “Election? Wait, didn’t we just have an election? Why are we doing it again already?”

We did just vote, in November of last year. But this time around, it isn’t a presidential election. This November (November 6) is what is known as a midterm election. Continue reading “Midterms Matter”

Listen to Marco Rubio: It’s Not About the Money

Senator Marco Rubio just gave America and the grieving students and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a civics lesson. But I’m afraid that many in the classroom weren’t paying attention.Continue reading “Listen to Marco Rubio: It’s Not About the Money”