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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 […]

Searching for McDonald’s in a Strange Land

The McDonald’s Corporation invites me to search for locations of its restaurants by street, town or country.

Let’s search for Belgium.

USA! USA! USA! USA!

I must wipe off the remnants of this solitary jingoism, this isolationist melange, this je ne sais quoi. I shall search for France.

France cannot […]

Christmas Emoticons for the Whole Family

¯¯\____(ツ)____/¯¯ What to get the Tetrarch who has everything. X * *** ***o* \ / ***o*** \ / (X╭╮X) *****o*** (-╭╮-) Uncle Bill and Uncle Ted still won’t talk to each other. **O*****o** **o****O***o* *******o**o**** **O**o********O** ******o**O*****o*** ! ! ____!_!____ \_________/ ____ | | _|__|_ (..) () Snowman tried liposuction against advice. ( ) >}:-)____? […]

Americans Elect Corporate Leaders Ditched Populism Entirely to Support 2014 Private Equity Senate Candidate

Last October, I noted the strong connection between Americans Elect corporate leadership and the 2014 Senate candidacy of private equity candidate Greg Orman through an entity called the Committee to Elect an Independent Senate, founded by Americans Elect CEO and private equity financier Peter Ackerman. Since then, this new politial enterprise of Peter Ackerman’s has […]

In a World of Hard Choices, an Easy Choice: Be a Bone Marrow Match

The world is full of difficult choices. Some political debates seem irreconcilable : just walk into a room and ask loudly what anyone thinks of gun control and you’ll get an earful from people who voiciferously disagree. Some personal choices can leave you feeling uncertain and can prod your friends into judgmental clucking no matter […]

Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Part III: Contraception and Fear

Jim Schroeder, an organizer for the pro-Catholic Foundation for Evangelization through the Media, recently published an article declaring without equivocation that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong:”

“Modern science – which so many assume is the antithesis or even enemy of Catholic teaching – actually bears out the truth and […]

Origin Game Portal, Fie Upon Thee and Thy House and Lands and Cattle too

Fulfilling my proper role as a father in fattening my children up with electronic gaming that would make Tipper Gore blanch, this afternoon I purchased a game through Origin. After shoveling $4,932,894.32(9/10 – damn the government taxes) down the gaping maw of the Origin shopping cart, I received an e-mail informing me blandly that all […]

Help Portland, ME Racial Justice Group Get to NYC for Anti-Racist March

The Portland Racial Justice Congress is trying to whip together some cash so they can get transportation down from Maine to the Millions March in New York City on Saturday December 13. If you can’t make it to this important demonstration, chipping in a few bucks to help others get there would be a very […]

It’s About Racism: Millions March in NYC December 13 2014

Do you want “an end to all forms of discrimination and the full recognition of human rights?” This is a demand of the Millions March in New York City.

Do you want “an immediate end to police brutality and the murder of black, brown and all oppressed people?” This is a demand of the Millions […]

The U.S. Tortures People … Which Three Senators Didn’t Want You To Know?

“Warning: Many readers may find the following material offensive.”

So wrote USA Today without irony before describing how the United States tortured people, to no end, in our names. Today, you can read for yourself a redacted version of a 2012 Senate report, finally released after years of stalling, that confirms in detail that agents […]

Does Science Prove the Catholic Church is Right? Fact Check Part II: Lust and the Family

Jim Schroeder of the Foundation for Evangelization through the Media has declared boldly that “Science Is Proving the Church Is Right and the Culture’s Wrong.” Schroeder elaborates:

“Modern science – which so many assume is the antithesis or even enemy of Catholic teaching – actually bears out the truth and value and relevance of what […]