Politics

This Is What Change Looks Like

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed the health care reform bill at a vote of 219 in favor and 212 opposed. More on that in a minute.  It was a tense night for me.  Even my teenagers were watching the last few hours with me. For me, well, I was glued to C-Span pretty…

Texas Textbooks Tragically Toasted

By now just about everyone has heard about the Texas School Board and their rewriting of history in the Social Studies curriculum.  I am sure that most of you have already been explained the fact that due to the large number of students in the Texas school system, that whatever Texas teaches, most of the…

Gun Control and My Cold, Dead Hands

We Americans love our guns.  Very few places in the world allow gun ownership to be as free and anonymous as these United States, and to think that I am not happy about that would be an error in judgment.  Many people are under the assumption that due to my lack of appreciation for all…

America is Not a Christian Nation

We are governed by a wonderful document called the Constitution, which is a secular document. It begins with “We the people” and contains no mention of God or Christianity. Its only references to religion are exclusionary ones.  In fact, Article VI specifically states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to…