America and the World

Plebiscites, Popular Votes, Principles, Presumptions and Pragmatics

8-28-2016 · See, I can do alliteration like the best of them. Buckle yourself in, this may be a slightly longer ride. This weekend has seen a remarkable exchange in the media between the two main political…


Lie to Me

8-25-2016 · Bob Mosier, chief communications officer for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, says in a training video detailing how to accommodate transgender students that privacy issues regarding the student prevent the district from informing parents about…


ELCA Lutherans Play State Department

8-16-2016 · You probably missed it (I know I did), but the German Foreign Ministry in the U.S. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America recently concluded its triennial national gathering. In between re-arranging the deck chairs on its…


Who Says You Can’t Discriminate By Religion in Immigration?

8-3-2016 · Remember when Donald Trump proposed stopping Muslim immigration into the United States, and liberals across the land were outraged? Good times, good times. The complete lack of liberal outrage concerning actual, as opposed to prospective,…


THIS is the Alternative? (UPDATED)

7-29-2016 · I’ve been hearing from a lot of people that, given the dismal choices we’ve been handed by the major parties in their presidential nominees, it’s time to think about a third party, and that means…


Nutcase Tosses Other Nutcases Red Meat

7-25-2016 · It’s very convenient when anti-Semites out themselves–makes it easier to keep track of them. That’s especially the case when they happen to sit in the United States Congress. Behold the brilliance…


Behold the Sinking Ship

7-22-2016 · The neo-pagans running the Episcopal Church may have won a lots of battles, but they’re still going to lose the war. In the process, a lot of Anglicans and other former Episcopalians are going to…


Going the Full Godwin

7-21-2016 · Would you like to know just how insane American politics have gotten? On my Facebook feed this morning, one of the three “trending” items was the explosion of righteous indignation about the alleged “Nazi salute”…


Trouble in Bakersfield

7-20-2016 · A popular School Board member in California has decided not to see re-election because it is now against the law for him to dissent from California’s mandate about sex education in schools.  Thus it is…


San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

7-14-2016 · Our beloved Curmudgeon is off for a much deserved rest.  He asked that we post this link until he returns and can update himself. I have held off writing about the…


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