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Is Transparency a Trap? Is Information a Weapon?

Today, I read the text of H.R. 489 for the first time. Its major action clause reads:


(a) In General.–Not later than 60 days after the end of fiscal year 2015 and each fiscal year thereafter, each State that makes a Medicaid payment from […]

Pope Francis Encourages Parents To Hit Their Children

That Pope Francis believes that it is beautiful and dignified for a father to violently strike his own children shows that he is in no position to serve as a hero for American liberals. […]

Let The Homeland Wither

If Republicans want to force us to choose between protecting children in America and funding for some programs within the Department of Homeland Security, I say that we choose the children. […]

Senate Republicans Vote To Kick Children Out Of America

Today, Republicans in the United States Senate voted in favor of H.R. 240, a bill that would kick large numbers of children out of the United States – in the name of Homeland Security.

Right wing conspiracy theorists come up with all kinds of crazy ideas about secret plans by FEMA to set up concentration […]

While Americans insist Government is the Biggest Problem, This Arrived

According to a Gallup poll, a random sample of Americans believes that government was the biggest problem of 2014.

Yul Tolbert insists that “government messes everything up.”

Wayne Gerson declares that “government is the problem and business is the solution.”

In the midst of all these declarations, we had a whopper of a blizzard here […]

Pope Says It’s Normal For People To Be Violent In Response To Blasphemy

After the murder of people working at a magazine that published blasphemous cartoons of Islam’s prophet Mohammed, has blamed the magazine for the attack. Making an analogy between a blasphemous cartoon of Mohammed and an insult against his mother, the Pope warned that, “If my good friend Dr. Gasparri says a curse word against my […]

Here and There, Them Versus Us

If a vulnerable family in need appeared at your door, would you help? Our would you turn them into the cold?

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee would turn them away. As J. Clifford points out, Mike Huckabee promised in 2008 that he’d take away citizenship from American-born babies if they had non-citizen parents. Wrong blood […]

A Religious Lesson About Forgiveness

It’s a common claim that religions around the world teach the wisdom of forgiveness.

MoneyMatters101 writes, “Every major world religion teaches that forgiveness is necessary and important. Forgiveness is truly a universally accepted principle and provides common ground for love, acceptance, harmony and true happiness.”

“All major religions teach the necessity of forgiveness,” writes Help […]

2016 GOP Republican Candidates Decline To Condemn Steve Scalise Nazi Politics

The big news of the day is that Congressman Steve Scalise has admitted attending a conference of white supremacists, and speaking as a featured at that conference. The conference was prominently organized by David Duke, who is well known as a neoNazi and KKK leader.

The name of the event was the European-American Unity […]

10 Moral Suggestions Chosen By Panel Of Atheist Judges

These days, you’ll hear a lot of bluster about “The Ten Commandments”, a group of supposedly divine commands that mythology says are thousands of years old. The truth is that there is no single authoritative list of what The Ten Commandments actually are. There’s no list in any ancient Christian or Jewish scripture that is […]

Will You Be 1 of 68 in Direct Civil Disobedience to Protest Torture?

How do you feel about recent, far-too late admission by the U.S. Government that it has tortured innocent people to death? Does this bother you?

How much does this bother you? Does it bother you right down to your bones? Have you had enough of it? Are you sick and tired of the United States […]