Category: Culture

Does the GOP Love Jews or Not?

It’s hard not to get whiplash these days while watching the modern GOP in action. On a day in which they made the most headlines by giving, in Jon Stewart’s words, the visiting Israeli prime minister “the longest blow job…

Politicized Religion

Ann Marie Cox will get some attention with her latest piece, which is really a rumination on her anxieties about how people will react to her public profession of belief in Jesus Christ. I think her particular path is unique…

Never Leave the Internet

I had a family matter that I had to attend to today, which meant that I wasn’t around to watch the latest example proving that John Boehner is not good at his job. I also didn’t get to enjoy the…

Do You Want Your Kids to Be Gay?

Sally Kohn is a lesbian and she wants her daughter to be a lesbian, too. That’s a provocative position to take, but her reasoning deserves a hearing. She makes some good points, especially as rebuttals to the argument that parents…

We’ve Seen the Enemy, and They Are You

Here’s another reason for Republicans not to fund the Department of Homeland Security: A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen…

The World of Hurt Feelings

At least David Broder and Tom Friedman actually talked to their taxi drivers rather than simply studying their attire and facial expressions in an effort to surmise what “the people” felt about the issues of the day. But, still, while…

Faceless Monsters

The irony of my coming across this opinion piece by Stephen Marche, The Epidemic of Facelessness in the New York Times Sunday Review, so soon after I stopped being anonymous here, is not lost on me. In it, Marche decries…