How is it possible that I agree with Goldwater while today’s conservatives don’t?

I realize that this will make some people uncomfortable and perhaps even angry. It needs to be talked about. Every thinking person regardless of political persuasion, party affiliation, or religious leaning knows (or should know) the following to be true. Religion has no place in our politics. The Founders enshrined that ideal into the Constitution. … More How is it possible that I agree with Goldwater while today’s conservatives don’t?

We must have the courage to push back against intellectual dishonesty

Make no mistake about this. Reza Aslan and Glenn Greenwald are playing the O’Reilly “Tiller-the-baby-killer” card against Sam Harris. They are being intellectually dishonest about the role that religious fundamentalism plays in the violence and intolerance the world over. They are providing cover to others to do the same. In this writer’s opinion, everyone who … More We must have the courage to push back against intellectual dishonesty

My disappointments with Cenk Uygur’s interview with Sam Harris

I’ve watched all 3 hours of Cenk Uygur’s “interview” of Harris. Twice. It’s definitely worth watching at least once if you haven’t yet. I went into this as a big fan of both men. That, unfortunately, has changed somewhat. Here’s why. I came out the other side feeling like I wish all of Fox Nation would … More My disappointments with Cenk Uygur’s interview with Sam Harris

Forgiving #Megyn

Look. We all mistakes. Maybe we should ease up on Megyn Kelly. She made a mistake. Perhaps she simply failed to apply her intellect before speaking. Maybe she inadvertently revealed a degree of racism she ordinarily keeps buried. Maybe she said the things she did about the skin tone of Santa and Jesus for the … More Forgiving #Megyn