Month: March 2016

Hypocrisy of the Christian right

In the waning days of March, a scandal engulfed the Alabama State Capitol as Gov. Robert Bentley fired his top cop, who then turned around and accused the governor of having had an extramarital affair. The controversy engines hit high gear with the release of a salacious audio tape, in which the governor is overheard…
Read more

Merrick Garland and GOP shamelessness

Apparently, President Barack Obama still believes that Congressional Republicans can be shamed. Apparently, he thinks he can persuade GOP Senators to consider his Supreme Court nominee with an implicit threat to expose them as hypocrites, obstructionists and revanchists if they refuse. Has Obama learned nothing over the past eight years? The GOP Congress is shameless.…
Read more

Obama’s right about Guantanamo

In his first presidential campaign, President Barack Obama pledged to close the infamous U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where torture has been practiced and due process flouted. The reviled facility is a stain on our reputation as a beacon for human rights and as a role model in a world where the innate dignity…
Read more