Society

Why Many Christian Women Voted for Trump

Hint: Fundamental Evangelical Christianity More than fifty-three percent of women voted Trump over Clinton, in spite of Trump’s rampant and unapologetic misogyny, his brazen degradation of women by classifying them according to a superficial numerical scale, his wanton belief that they can be sexually assaulted at will, and his record with his current and former…

The Importance of Progressive Activism

Why I do the things I do. There is line between being outspoken and being a complete jerk. Yes, it is a line that I have crossed now and again. I suspect I will cross it again, in the future. I take issue when there are attacks against those who are unable to – for…

A Trump-Fueled Knot of Anxiety

by Ashley F. Miller This is a Facebook post by a friend named Ashley F. Miller. It is reprinted here with permission given on her Facebook page. Ashley is a remarkable human being, so when you are finished reading this poignant piece of writing, please read her info. Thank you, Ashley, for writing this, and…

Victim Blaming, the Disabled, and God

Disabilities are not punishments from God On the list of things that piss me off, nestled right there near the top, are people informing me that my disabilities are punishment from God.  It is only my desire not to be incarcerated which stops me from resorting to my more base instincts. This happens more often…

George Soros: Anti-Communist, Progressive Advocate

Don’t believe the right wing hype George Soros. If you read the right wing websites and the tin foil hat outlets, you’d thing this man is single-handedly destroying democracy accross the entire planet. You’d think he was an advocate for turning the world into a communist haven. You’d be exposed to all kinds of conspiracy…

Regarding the Final 2016 Presidential Debate

The implosion of Donald Trump. Last night, Secretary Clinton and Mr. Trump faced off for the last time as debate opponents. Needless to say, Clinton wiped the floor with Trump. Yes, Trump performed slightly better than he did during the last debate, but Hillary was on top of her game. She conducted herself with poise,…

Trump Defenders: Your Arguments Are Thin

And your ignorance of reality is shocking. This is what is known as a ‘Legendary Rant.’ It was written by an individual named Alex Schiller, and that’s all we know at the moment about this person. It dutifully points out the hypocrisy that has pervaded the right wing. The double standard is glaring when seen…

Posting Stories of Police Brutality is Not Anti-Police

We have a responsibility to keep these incidents in the public eye. If you somehow are under the impression that posting stories on social media about police officers committing egregious acts of violence against black people is “anti-police,” then you are completely missing the point. Most of us who post these stories fully support our…

Remembering The Fallen – Fifteen Years Later

Beyond The Politics And Ideologies – Remembering People It has been fifteen years since terrorists attacked the United States in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. Fifteen years. That fateful day brought about changes to the way we do things that have generated conversations from front porches to political campaigns. It changed how we travel, how…

Major Insurers Pulling Out Of ACA Exchanges

Guess who is to blame for this? Remember all those horror stories before the Affordable Care Act was signed into law? Tens of millions of people could not afford health care, or were denied health care due to a pre-existing condition? I remember them, mainly because I was one of them before I got Medicare.…