By Ann Ivins Yes, I know. Whatever the private depths of American bigotry may be, one thing is clear. In publicly sanctioned discourse, a powerful black man is no longer anybody’s nigger, […]
Dear Catholic League: suck on this
By Ann Ivins Mr. Donohue: The Catholic League’s request to Leah Daughtry to ban the blogs BitchPhD and Towleroad from the Democratic National Convention came as something of a shock to those […]
Zygote personhood movement tied to violent anti-abortion groups
According to the laws of the land, anyone who qualifies as a person is granted certain rights. One of those rights is to be left alive. The life of persons cannot be […]
Let's kill a child … for Jesus!
In our most recent S&R poll, readers were asked the following: Two children of a family belonging to the Followers of Christ Church have now died after “faith-healing” was chosen over medical […]
Jesus, McCain and the GOP: a former Republican ponders the future of the party
Most folks don’t realize it – even people who know me fairly well – but I used to be a Republican. Back when I was younger and, one supposes, more naïve about […]
ArtSunday: "The Thirteen American Arguments"
The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country by Howard Fineman Random House, 320 pp. Americans love to argue. In fact, we would not be Americans if we […]
Every sperm is sacred: open thread
Well, duh. Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Monday endorsed a proposed Colorado Human Life Amendment that would define personhood as a fertilized egg. Of course, Preacher Huck hasn’t stopped to ponder […]
Itâ€™s good that everybody knows that the people involved in the pro-life movement are directly responsible for the decline in abortions. â€” Wanda Franz, president of the National Right to Life Committee, […]
Three decades later, there is a legitimate debate about how we got into the Vietnam War and how we left. Whatever your position in that debate, one unmistakable legacy of Vietnam is […]
[C]learly this was not something that we expected to happen, given the history of this bridge, the inspection process, and how this bridge was rated. â€” Mary Peters, secretary of Transportation, during […]