First, I want to congratulate my gay and lesbian friends, colleagues and students on the passage of the marriage equality legislation. It is high time they can normalize their lives in the myriad ways that the rest of us can, providing for each other, taking care of each other, and pledging their hearts to each other. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s good to have WAMC back after the fund drive and to enjoy once again its firm grasp of reality.
But that raises a question. How has the Tea Party become so prevalent and its agenda come to dominate American politics? It certainly isn’t that a majority of us agree. In fact Democrats often hope they’ll have a Tea Party candidate to oppose. Read the rest of this entry »
I’ve been hearing Republicans bellyaching about creeping socialism since I was a kid in the 40s. People afraid of socialism under every bed. ‘Modern American conservatism began in an effort to … roll back creeping socialism,” Sarah Bramwell told a conservative club. Socialism has been creeping up on us for decades according to the National Review. Senator Taft told us in 1952 “that … the [presidential] campaign … [was about] ‘liberty against the creeping socialism in every domestic field.’” Read the rest of this entry »