Tim Pawlenty demonstrated yesterday that he either doesn’t understand that freedom of religion depends on the preservation of government as a non-religious neutral ground, or that he would rather use religion for political advantage than retain true freedom of religion in the United States. […]
When a holy day celebrated by some people seeks to bring everyone’s government grinding to a halt, sacrilege in the public sphere makes a great deal of sense. […]
Yesterday, Truman identified a particularly yummy bit of babble by Representative Steve King of Iowa in which he asserts that America is a Christian nation because we speak English and derive our cherished values from the ancient Greeks. Roll that thought around your brain a little bit. It’s just so savory.
As with all yummy, […]
Years ago, when we started the Nebraska Progressive Directory, we were happy to list the Immigrant Rights Network of Iowa and Nebraska. Now, we’re sorry to say that the network appears to have fallen away – just when immigrants in these midwestern states are especially in need of help.
Nebraska Appleseed is picking up some […]
As Barack Obama settles in to the rhythm of accolade and complaint accompanying tenure in the White House, the shuffle and the hustle of the next Presidential race has already begun, at least on the Republican side. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee are taking pains […]
“God Cannot Be Mocked,” we were reminded yesterday after posting an April Fools Day conversion. Mock God and there will be consequences! What kind of consequences? Well, prominent John McCain endorser John Hagee proclaims weather to be an instrument of God’s judgment against gay people, except when the hurricanes miss the gay people and kill […]
For a legislator to ignore those rights because of the demands of a religious organization, when those demands don’t even fit the personal moral vision of the legislator, is not just unconstitutional. It’s incompetent. […]
Barack Obama’s choice of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture is a disappointing signal that the Obama Administration will not be a source of agricultural reform, and may actually be a source of roadblocks to reform. […]
Barack Obama doesn’t have military experience, but conveniently, Robert Gibbs has not seen fit to criticize that. […]
OK, so he didn’t call God a “slut.” But the Reverend Arnold Conrad came that close in a Saturday rally in Davenport Iowa for John McCain. Delivering the official Christian invocation at the presidential campaign event, Conrad declared:
I would also add, Lord, that your reputation is involved in all that happens between now […]