It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Bobbie Kirkhart. Not only has she been my wonderful friend of 35 years, she’s also … Continue reading In Memoriam Bobbie Kirkhart
We Americans harbor a huge dichotomy in our attitudes toward our country. We display our patriotism in borderline chauvinistic manner, playing the national anthem before every … Continue reading A Government of, by, and for the people?
As the world knows, Donald Trump’s 2016 election to the presidency had healthy assistance from Russian bots that, in spite of their non-human circumstance, knew a … Continue reading Re-re-recount (and counting)
I think it’s likely true that the people of all nations love their patriotic songs even when they don’t agree with their message. I love American … Continue reading We Sing America
Americans do not vote directly for their presidents. We vote for the people who will vote for our presidents. Each state is assigned electors, based partly … Continue reading We Were Trumped!
It is ironic that, as the world’s first secular democracy having scorned all state religion, we soon became and have remained, socially and politically, preoccupied with … Continue reading Politics and Religion in a Secular State