Two days ago, I prepared for today’s release of new 2009 Census income inequality data by looking at the record historically, namely the average household income of each income quintile from 1967 to 2008:
The top quintile is the fifth of the population that earned the highest income in 2008; the lowest quintile is […]
Which is more important to the Roman Catholic Church: carrying on its religious mission, or taking away the equal rights of gay people?
Earlier this year, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland gave us its answer. The diocese, which has jurisdiction over all catholic churches in Maine, had $100,000 at its disposal. Rather than spend […]
The consensus in favor of recognizing same-sex marriages is rapidly expanding. President Obama is on the wrong side of a significant historical shift, and the time is running out for him to make a plausible self-correction, and show respect for the mandate of equality and the authority of the Constitution. […]
As it currently stands, in free Western countries (sorry, Australia) the Internet works on the basis of Net Neutrality: no matter the source, the content or the destination of information on the Internet, it is delivered at the same speed, without discrimination. Differences in connection speed occur according to an end user’s ability to pay […]
Knock off the “God-given” line, Governor Kaine. When it comes to real equality, no divine being has done jack. It’s up to we the people of the United States of America, through our democratically-elected government, to do that. […]