A Fun Way to Figure Out Your Moral Relativism

You know the question. You’ve taken basic undergraduate philosophy. You’ve sent friendships to the edge discussing this – does the end really, truly, actually and completely, justify the means? It’s like that other goddamned loaded question: what’s more important, freedom or happiness?

I just want to let you know right now that I’m not going to answer either question.… [Read more]

Is the GOP Morally Bankrupt?

As Sarah Palin might say, “You betcha!”  Maybe that was too easy… Perhaps a better query is, “Should governance be moralistic?”  At least it’s a bit more challenging. Assuming that governance in the U.S. is all about “we the people”, and the “collective good” is the ideal, then the answer should also be a resounding “Yes!”  Of course, if we were talking about some right-wing dictatorship (that we, the U.S., were so fond of aligning ourselves with a few decades ago and are now in the business of removing at gun point — oops!… [Read more]