There was something surreal about President Obama delivering his eulogy at the memorial service for Former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg Tuesday. It was delivered in the rain as if to underscore the cosmic dimension of the bond connecting Obama with the subject of his remarks, and of […]
House Republicans have been using the dedicated civil servants that make up our federal workforce as an ATM in the name...
There was an important study released by the Post Carbon Institute last week that gives us an insight into how long...
It is difficult to tell if some fundamentalist Christians are born again or simply born yesterday. There is no other...
Author Jeremy Hooper, founder of the blog Good As You, points out this week that Virginia-based Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays (PFOX) is, once again, on the warpath. The hate group is viciously attacking journalist Edward Graham, who works for the National Education Association publication NEA Today. They are livid […]Read more ›
Last week, the United States and the other member nations of the P5+1 reached an agreement whereby Iran will suspend much of its nuclear program, including diluting its stockpile of enriched uranium, in return for limited and reversible sanctions relief.Read more ›
When I was a lad, I was quite impressed by the clever way in which Br’er Rabbit gained freedom from his captor in the old 1946 Disney full-length cartoon flick, “The Song of the South” (since much reviled for its racial stereotypes, thus hardly ever seen anymore). It was the […]Read more ›
We’ve all been there. We’ve all asked or seen someone ask a woman when she’s due, but she’s not actually pregnant.Read more ›
As I stood at a New York City courthouse on a winter day in 2011, I knew I was making a good decision. I was marrying my then fiancé, now husband. It was two days before our actual ceremony, and we had trudged way downtown to collect our marriage license. […]Read more ›
Many of us will sit down with family and friends this Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving. We have much to be grateful for this year in our region and in our nation. I hope everyone will find the time from their busy schedule to share in the holiday spirit, to give […]Read more ›