I’m Not a Scientist, Man!

The 2012 presidential election is barely over and Republicans, still in the process of licking their wounds, are casting about for a viable candidate to run in 2016. And, according to rumor, at the top of the list is the Freshman U.S. Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio.

…and Marco Rubio is a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Science and Space!… [Read more]

Just a Humble Coal Miner’s Granddaughter

At the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, Ann Romney mentioned that she’s the granddaughter of Welsh coal miner David Davies, and the daughter of Edward Roderick Davies.¬†Grandpa brought daddy to this country when the latter was fifteen and, somehow, daddy became an industrialist and mayor of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Her grandfather was an avowed atheist and referred to religion as “hogwash” and “drudgery,” and there’s evidence to the effect that her father had no more use for religion than her grandfather did.… [Read more]

Normalizing Mormon or Marketing Mitt?

When Mitt Romney announced his second run for President in June 2011, he began his announcement speech in a seemingly innocuous way. He briefly mentioned the diversity of the crowd gathered to listen to him. Pointing out retirees, college students, couples, a single mom and people of “different backgrounds,” he seemed pleased with the turnout. He did not, however, make any connection as to why people of “differing backgrounds” would be gathering other than to participate in the democratic process of electing a new president.… [Read more]