We need America’s women to dominate the polls, and save our future

Tuesday was the centennial of women’s suffrage, and there has been no year in which it’s more important for women to exercise that right than 2020. The bloody fight it took women to get to the 19th Amendment, and the continuing fight for equality, should be commemorated. Today, 57 years after the Equal Pay Act, … Continue reading We need America’s women to dominate the polls, and save our future

We should honor courage, dump cowardice, regardless of party

There is no greater measure of character than how someone acts when conscience points against the winds of popularity, and all they have to gain is harsh criticism and personal loss. Sen. Mitt Romney faced that challenge this week, and proved himself uniquely up to the test. The backlash against Romney, including jabs from the … Continue reading We should honor courage, dump cowardice, regardless of party

The cognitive dissonance of American Christians’ opposition to refugees

  As American Christians, it seems we have a problem with cognitive dissonance. This question of the internal conflict between irreconcilable principles pops up around any number of issues, between the true and difficult teachings of the Gospel, and our comfortable, socially acceptable and yet Gospel-antithetical views on unbridled greed, exclusion, war-for-profit, poverty, treatment of … Continue reading The cognitive dissonance of American Christians’ opposition to refugees

Women’s equality — a fight to save us from ourselves

  Tuesday was the 100th anniversary of the Senate passing the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. While ratification wouldn’t come until August 1920, passage by the all-male Senate marked an important turning point in women’s rights. But, like the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, it … Continue reading Women’s equality — a fight to save us from ourselves