Category Archives: Culture

A Hairy Issue for the GOP Presidential Candidates

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been watching presidential candidates jump into the 2016 race, and have listened to them make visionary speeches about why they want to be the leader of the free world. For people like me, who follow politics closely, these speeches have been fascinating for their messaging. They’ve hinted at the…

Religious Freedom vs. Gay Rights

Should a born again Christian who runs a catering business have to provide the food and drinks at a gay wedding? Should an evangelical who operates a photography studio have to take pictures of a gay marriage? Should a baker have to deliver a cake to a gay couple’s wedding if same-sex marriage violates her…

If You Think the Pacific Ocean is Next to New York, Should You Be Allowed to Vote?

Now, from the man whose greatest policy achievement so far has been mandatory health, comes a new idea: mandatory voting. At a town hall meeting in Cleveland, President Obama floated the idea as a way to counter the influence of money on elections. “Other countries have mandatory voting,” the president said, citing Australia as one…

Conservative Ugliness on Homosexuality

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Back in 2012, in the run-up to the November election, I decided it was time for me to get more politically active than I had been in the past. With the economic recovery a joke, the national debt and the size of government exploding, our relevance on the world stage dwindling, and a president who…

Would You Like Some Talk About Race in America With Your Latte?

Starbucks is an immensely successful company at least in part because they appeal to a supposedly hip customer base that’s willing to pay more for a cup of coffee than a gallon of gasoline – because they figure Starbucks is cool and trendy and if they buy their over-priced coffee they must be cool and…