The Dutch have provided an example to American voters who will get another chance to say no to their authoritarian racist nationalist in the Midterms
The Iowa Republican insists treating Syrian refugees with indifference is in keeping with American values
Rupert Murdoch has joined Jeb Bush in wanting only Christian refugees, but upped the ante by demanding they be "proven" Christians
St. Patrick drove the Pagan snakes out of Ireland 16 centuries ago. Today, Gordon Klingenschmitt wants to drive the gay snakes out of Ireland
Megyn Kelly dared question Bobby Jindal on his Islamophobia, and was promptly accused by Bryan Fischer of being blinded by Satan
America needs a diplomat on the world stage, not a myopic neurosurgeon whose eyes glaze over when you show him a map of Europe.
Pew tells us restrictions on religion were high or very high in 39% of countries and that Muslims are as likely to be persecuted as Christians
The Great War has cast a long shadow and we are living with its effects today, as much from the defects of our understanding as the war itself
Republicans want to replace the laws of physics and say, "This is how reality works now" but you can't legislate reality out of existence
Bethany Blankley tells us that Sweden's population but that its "rape crisis" is a direct result of an influx of Muslim 'asylum seekers.'"
The 21st century is seeing the spread of the authoritarian principle that far from being the origin of authority, people must obey authority
As cities across the nation either burn or shut down because of protests, conservatives jump in and express their opinion about the revolt in Ferguson and across the nation. Sites like The Blaze allow hate on their comments section by gun-totting thugs to express their feelings and divide themselves from understanding the pain and suffering from people of color who feel that there is no justice being a person of color. Comments like:
Had the Founders heeded Moses, we would never have had a Constitution forbidding religious tests in the first place, or a First Amendment in the second
As we head into an extremely important midterm election that will decide who controls the Senate, CNN's State of the Union decided that they would give an inordinate amount of airtime to the Republican Party.
Jody Hice's new "Big Idea" is that state-sponsored religion, forbidden by the First Amendment, will put an end to government tyranny.
The threat of oil-engorged Scottish armies marching roughshod over Europe and from there across the Atlantic to force a steady diet of haggis on us has abated
We are under siege this July Fourth. We can only resist with our love of liberty, for it is liberty that is the beating heart of liberalism
This is the "freedom" demanded by the Religious Right - the freedom to hound those of whom they don't approve, right out of town, and out of existence, if possible
The mainstream media loves to talk about right wing extremism in Europe while ignoring our own, who are more a threat to us than al Qaeda
Craig L. Symonds' Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings, is not a blow-by-blow account of the D-Day invasions, but rather a blow-by-blow account of all the decisions and events that went into making D-Day possible.