Category Archives: Culture

God, Gays and an Obscure County Clerk in Kentucky

As of this writing, God has not weighed in in the case of Kim Davis, the county clerk in Kentucky who says her Christian faith won’t allow her to issue marriage licenses to gay couples – and was sent to jail for violating a federal judge’s order to do just that. Ms. Davis, who doesn’t…

The Virginia Shooter’s Social Media Promoters

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This morning I was logged in to Twitter when news reports began streaming in on the identity of the murder suspect in the shooting of Virginia reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. The suspect was said to be a disgruntled, former colleague of the victims. Until that moment, I hadn’t been paying much attention…

Trump’s Candidacy a Mix of Richard Pryor and the Twilight Zone

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I had a good laugh the other day when a regular visitor to this website wrote that Donald Trump’s campaign conduct reminds her of six-year-old Anthony Fremont from the classic Twilight Zone episode, “It’s a Good Life.” The comparison was dead-on. For those of you who’ve never seen the episode (or its remade version in…

Is it Racist to Notice that the Human Torch is Now Black?

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Once upon a time, back before children, marriage, and 9/11, I was actually interested in entertainment-related news. I’m not proud of that fact, and I wish it hadn’t been the case, but I’ve evolved beyond it. At least, that’s what I always think until I log out of my email account and MSN throws me…

The Bias-Free Language Guide – Gone But Not Forgotten

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I often wonder what type of person wakes up in the morning wondering,  “What will offend me today?”  Well, I found out this week. The Bias-Free Language Guide was written and edited by Sylvia Foster, Szu-Hui Lee, Joelle Ruby Ryan, Sean Moundas and the Women’s Commission members in the 1990s who drafted the “Guide to…