In Memoriam Bobbie Kirkhart

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

A Government of, by, and for the people?

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?

Re-re-recount (and counting)

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)

We Sing America

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

We Were Trumped!

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!

Politics and Religion in a Secular State

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