I am a fervent supporter of Israel, yet I bitterly oppose Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech in front of Congress. This disgraceful talk is the result of political collusion between House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Netanyahu to humiliate President Obama, sabotage nuclear talks with Iran, and help the Israeli leader […]
It seems to me that everybody is getting it totally wrong and missing the real point about this year’s Oscars. The...
Rudy Giuliani entered McCarthyist territory with his grotesque personal attack on President Barack Obama’s patriotism....
The claim by some in the U.S. intelligence community that the key to stopping the recruitment of young radicals to ISIS...
Isn’t it pathetic the way some on the extreme right are trying to exploit the tragic murder of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina? It turns out that the man who murdered these three innocent people, Craig Stephen Hicks, is an atheist or humanist and isn’t a fan […]Read more ›
News of the latest highly-public execution of a young, humanitarian westerner by the assassins of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is begging the question, louder and louder, about the motives behind these deliberately sadistic and graphic public killings. So far, the only explanation provided by the […]Read more ›
Conservatives continue to huff and puff about Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. They’re fuming because he had the unmitigated gall to tell the truth and say that Islam is not the first world religion to resort to violence. Why is this most basic historical fact so controversial? It […]Read more ›
Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon Baines Johnson gave an iconic environmental address to the nation. He spoke of the need for “a new conservation,” whose object was “not just man’s welfare but the dignity of man’s spirit.” And he warned of the dangers of climate change: “This generation […]Read more ›
A big part of the conundrum that is Washington, D.C. is the existence of two core parallel realities, and some tangential ones, that everyone has to deal with. One is in the realm of values, the other in the realm of noses – counting them, that is. On the latter […]Read more ›
The American public and scientists rarely see eye-to-eye, according to a new Pew Research Center poll. According to the poll, scientists aren’t too concerned about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and nuclear power, while those ideas spook the public. Scientists are more certain that man causes global warming, evolution is […]Read more ›