Veteran’s Day Ponderings

  We've been out and about all day today beginning with a Veteran-discounted steak dinner at Black Angus in Spokane Valley. I bought a new cap a couple of weeks ago because I thought it was about time I publicly acknowledged part of who I am. It is the current cap I wear, replacing the …

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These are our Republicans folks … there are no other “good ones” waiting in the wings to correct things.

Classical "republicanism" was all about the sovereignty of the people:  of the people, by the people and for the people. I truly wish that our current Republican Party were truly in that category. However, these ain't those folks. These are "Fox News Republicans," dancing arm-in-arm and in lockstep to the music of Big Money. "Of the …

This is not partisan politics. It is a parent’s legitimate and necessary patriotic duty to the country and to his family.

  Father of Navy Seal killed in Yemen calls for investigation into 'stupid mission' Bill Owens says he refused to meet Donald Trump who authorised the special forces raid, in which 25 civilians also died, days after his inauguration ... “Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it wasn’t …

“The lies fly out of the White House like flocks of pigeons”

The sheer numbers of Americans who have serious trust issues with our broadcast and print media is staggering. However staggering it may be, at this time the justification for not trusting our news sources is extremely high. I see where our President, 45, has excluded CNN from his working list of broadcasters with whom he …

When religious rhetoric is used to garner electoral support we all lose.

The key to a viable democratic republic is not a common religious righteousness. Rather, it's a harmonious diversity in which there is an appreciation for differing perspectives. Differences are buttressed by an on-going tradition of keeping sacred the long-time legal reverence for individual rights and freedom. It's THAT freedom the we have seen denigrated through political …

T’was the Sunday Before Christmas when all thru the American House

To those who insist that America is - regardless of its cultural diversity - a "Christian Nation," those core values must then logically be directly connected to Christ's teachings. In previous articles I have contrasted the fundamentals of those teachings with the sort of theological rationale we have heard from the self-appointed movers and shakers …

To Religious “Social Conservatives” too proud to admit to a foolish vote for Republican God-Talkers

 ... and who still  pretend that they know better than we do what God wants us to Republican Christians have no special credibility for passing moral judgment on anybody else. We have even more Christian Celebrities stepping into the spotlight, selling books, expanding televangelist ministries as well as the usual pretenders who claim and act …