Category Archives: Culture

Why Were We More Bigoted When We Were More Religious?

A few more words on that Gallup poll that says Americans are becoming more liberal on social issues … I was on Bill O’Reilly’s show recently and he said the reason we’re moving to the left on social issues is because Americans have become less religious – and when that happens, he opined, we become…

Why Campaigning on Big Issues Could Be a Mistake

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When I hear a news analyst on television say that the Republican presidential candidates are doing the right thing by focusing their early campaign rhetoric on the economy, jobs, and foreign policy, I tend to cringe. It’s not because I don’t think those issues are important. On the contrary…I think they’re extremely important. And if…

Bad News for the GOP: Americans Have Become More Socially Liberal

A new Gallup Poll says that on social issues, Americans are moving left. They’re becoming more liberal. This has huge political implications – implications not good for the Republican Party. Americans find all sorts of social issues more “morally acceptable” today than they did at the turn of this century. In 2001, 40 percent of…

Senator, “Do You Have a Personal Animosity Against Gay Americans?”

A reporter in Texas recently asked GOP presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz this question: “Do you have a personal animosity against gay Americans?” Why would a reporter ask a Republican, running for president, such a question? I don’t know the reporter so I can’t say with certainty, but it wouldn’t shock me if he were…

Warren Buffett Reversal: Rich Not to Blame for Inequality

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One of President Obama’s most effective political allies during his 2012 re-election run was Warren Buffett, the ultra-successful CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the most respected economic minds in the country. You might recall after all that Buffett, who had previously kept himself out of the political fray (for the most part), received…