Category Archives: Culture

Why Bernie Sanders Matters More Than Donald Trump

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It used to be (not so long ago) that when a liberal politician was accused of being a socialist, they’d adamantly reject the notion. It’s easy to understand why. What kind of American leader, after all, would want to be identified with a system that has not only consistently failed throughout history, but also stands…

Wedding Cakes for Gay Couples … and Sanctuary Cities

Did you hear about the gay bakery in Greenwich Village – Sweetie Pies, Cupcakes and More — that refused to bake a wedding cake for a straight couple? Can you imagine? When asked why they refused, the two gay bakers – Adam and Steve – said, “While we have nothing against straight people – some…

Now Can We Move on to Really Important Issues?

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Once again, the Supreme Court failed to exercise “judicial restraint” and opted to actively legislate from the bench by deciding that homosexuals have a “right” to marry in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges.  Five unelected lawyers decided to do away with our democratic process and power of our legislatures and redefine the word “marriage” held for millennia…

Gay Marriage: The Supreme Court vs. Another High Authority

On June 12, 1967, in what was a landmark civil rights decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that marriage is a “basic civil right” and that states could not ban interracial marriage. The vote was 9 to 0. On June 26, 2015 the Court again made history, ruling once more that marriage is a fundamental…

Dukes of Hazzard Neutralized; Let the Healing Begin

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When Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina called for the removing of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol earlier this week, I was impressed with how she went about it. She presented a thoughtful and compelling case, and acknowledged those who disagreed with her without demonizing them. It was the mark…