Category Archives: Culture

“Bruce Jenner Gender Change Captures US Attention” — Really???

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The other day when I turned on my computer and loaded my Yahoo page, it read, in bold letters:  “Bruce Jenner Gender Change Captures US Attention.” Capture (v.) 1. to take captive; seize or catch by force or craft.  2. to win possession or control of, as in a contest.  3. to succeed in preserving…

Mr. Obama’s History Lesson

Even though the “Big Three” Broadcast networks didn’t cover it, by now most of us know that in a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week, President Obama delivered a sermonette of sorts, telling us that radical Muslims don’t have a monopoly on atrocity, that Christians have also done terrible things in the name…

Super Bowl Sunday

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Today is Super Bowl XLIX and I will watch the game in the comfort of my living room as will billions around the world. I will have seen 48 on TV and have had the privilege of attending one Super Bowl in person. I am a life long NFL fan and NFL Season Ticket holder….

Those Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Conservatives!

I wasn’t quite sure what was going on the other day when I logged into my social media accounts and was immediately overwhelmed with scores of impassioned posts on the typically unexciting topic of vaccinations. Everyone was talking about it, and most of the rhetoric seemed to come in the form of angry parent-shaming, with…

It’s Time for the Flat Tax

Here’s a bulletin: President Obama wants wealthy Americans to pay higher taxes. I know: What else is new? The proposed increase is part of the president’s budget he just sent to Congress, a budget that at least in part tries to deal with income inequality by taking more from the so-called rich and giving their…