Right-wing blog The Federalist has a post from an anonymous author who claims to be a 30 year old gay man titled I’m Gay, And I Oppose Same Sex Marriage, apparently written by a straight white christian. I was alerted to it by a Facebook friend after the Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing gay marriage in … Continue reading Gays Against Gay Marriage
Republican senator and 2016 Presidential hopeful Marco Rubio of Florida, son of Cuban immigrants, is not down with Obama moving to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba: “… [G]iving the Castro regime diplomatic legitimacy and access to American dollars isn’t just bad for the oppressed Cuban people, or for the millions who live in exile and … Continue reading Marco Rubio Channels The Conservative id on Cuba
Like all humans, Americans like to think of themselves as a peace-loving nation: the good guys on the side of freedom and justice. And don’t get me wrong – this country has done a lot of wonderful things for humanity; it’s rhetoric and highest ideals are certainly what other nations aspire to. But despite its … Continue reading Just How Violent is American Culture?
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has made two documentaries that are worth your viewing time, because they respectively detail how America was lied into the Iraq war, and then answer why we were lied to. Long story short, as was obvious to many people throughout, yes, it actually was all about the oil – although not in the way most … Continue reading Why and How We Were Lied Into the Iraq War
Case in point: S.E. Cupp in the New York Daily News. Sarah Elizabeth believes that “enthusiasm for marijuana legalization runs against liberal orthodoxies on other big issues,” such as gun control. The same argument used against guns is used for pot: that legalizing pot and making it more available will reduce crime. No good liberal … Continue reading Even Without Smoking it, Some Conservatives Very Confused by Pot
Wow. The New York Magazine interview between Jennifer Senior and Supreme Court Chief Justice Antonin Scalia highlights the link between his very literal, ultra-conservative thinking on Catholicism and his Constitutional textualism and originalism. This is a man who’s obviously extremely smart, yet somehow has this massive blind spot in his intellectual and ethical development thanks … Continue reading In Conversation: Antonin Scalia