The Politics of ‘Food Insecurity’

Hungry children are less likely to develop properly and they are far less likely to be able to pay attention and focus on educational pursuits. So, given how pervasive hunger is for children in this nation, doesn’t it seem all the more incredible that children would be forced to throw out school lunches because of an inability to pay?… [Read more]

Sermon from an Atheist

For those of you who don’t know, I’m an atheist. Yep.  I’m one of those godless heathens those hellfire-and-brimstone preachers warned you about. I don’t believe in Jesus – in fact, I don’t believe that Jesus really existed at all. I think Jesus is pretty much a compilation of all the various god myths from all over the planet – they all are pretty much the same: born of a virgin at the winter solstice and all that.… [Read more]

Don’t You Mean “WE”, White Man?

A twist on a classic song from the 1970s has been playing in my head whenever I see Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. It’s a song that many may not have heard, but some may know the familiar hook line. The song is about the Lone Ranger and Tonto being surrounded by a band of not-so-friendly Indians.… [Read more]