But Voter ID is a bad fix to a legitimate problem. Shortly after moving to Minnesota last August, I got a drivers license and registered to vote without ever showing any proof of residency. I didn't have to present a utility bill sent to my address in my name. I didn't have to show aContinue reading “I got a MN drivers license – and voted – without any proof of living here”
Category Archives: Politics
Celebrating our Enemy’s Defeat
I don’t believe that most Americans were celebrating bin Laden’s death. I believe that most of us were celebrating his defeat.
Bustin’ Unions, or Bustin’ Faith? Why Diana Butler Bass is wrong about Scott Walker
I'm a bit shocked that Diana Butler Bass makes an unfair and unwarranted attack on Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, assulting the supposed role of his faith in his confrontation with state Senate Democrats and the government employee unions. If she wants to write a piece critiquing his policies and politics, that's fine … butContinue reading “Bustin’ Unions, or Bustin’ Faith? Why Diana Butler Bass is wrong about Scott Walker”
Violent Rhetoric – and Graphics – in Political Discourse
Whether it is Susan Angle's "Second Ammendment remedies" or the Sarah PAC's targeting of Democrats with the crosshairs of a gun's scope, or the Democrats' use of target images for their political strategy in 2004, violent rhetoric in political discourse only contributes to an environment where shootings like the one today in Arizona can takeContinue reading “Violent Rhetoric – and Graphics – in Political Discourse”
Is Jesus a liberal Democrat? Really?
"Jesus is a liberal Democrat." So says Steven Colbert, the wise-cracking comedian who gives a regular dose of God to a generation that is largely absent from the pews, mostly by revealing the hypocrisy of Christian conservatives. In last evening's show, he takes aim at his favorite target, Bill O'Reilly. The Colbert Report Mon –Continue reading “Is Jesus a liberal Democrat? Really?”