Thursday, December 8, 2022
war on women

The War on Women Does Not Stop With Abortion

It would seem that Republicans have been studying up on the principles outlined in the Art of War and are masterfully using them to attack women in dozens of states and forcing us to fight back on every front.
supreme court, gay marriage

The Supreme Court of Cowards

The justices of the United States Supreme Court, citing the regret of deciding Roe v. Wade, (1973), before it played out in the court of public opinion, have left married same-sex couples with an uncertain and fragmented union.
montreal language protest

Montreal: International City or Hub of Hate?

Montreal is know throughout the world for it's video game companies, it's successful hockey team, smoked meat and a thriving porn industry. But is Montreal a true international city? No.
African American Statistics

African American Statistics: The Long Road to Equality

If the road to equality were a mile long, it would probably be easier to measure progress with a yard stick. The fact is, black people in America still have it fairly rough. Here are some statistics to prove it.
marijuana legalization

Marijuana Legalization Will Spread Like a Weed

It’s only a matter of time. Like Washington State and Colorado, I believe that marijuana legalization will continue to spread across the United States.
ball and chain

Men: The Real Ball and Chain

A few days, Beyonce Knowles wrote an essay about gender equality being a myth and for men and women to come together and face reality. It really got me thinking about how men have become the ball and chain of our society.
Misogyny

Misogyny 101

Misogyny, according to Merriam-Webster, is "a hatred of women." That's it. Nothing subtle, just a hatred of women. Unfortunately, the word is often applied in situations where it's not really warranted.
Stephen Snyder-Hill

Steve Snyder-Hill and Rick Santorum: A Tale of Two Men

Snyder-Hill has become a world famous gay rights activist thanks in part to ex-Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who's moving closer to obscurity.
marijuana

Conservative Marijuana Madness

Since Colorado has become the first state to legally sell recreational marijuana, conservative demagogues have been crying about the dangers of unfettered marijuana use. It’s as if these people watch “Reefer Madness” and take it seriously.
Right to Remain Silent

You Have the Right to Remain Silent, but…

In a 5-4 decision that few of us even know about, the Supreme Court undermined the main tenet of what we know as "Miranda” rights, i.e., the right to remain silent.
Commandment Against Homosexuality

Where is the Commandment Against Homosexuality?

If being LGBT is a sin, why isn't it in the Ten Commandments?
Prostitution in Canada

Will Prostitution in Canada Remain Decriminalized?

Prostitution in Canada is legal in itself, but there are laws against street soliciting, living on the avails of prostitution and keeping a brothel. All that might be about to change.
Phil Robertson

Phil Robertson: Free Speech or Free Enterprise?

Since A&E put Robertson on temporary suspension, conservatives have been screaming about how Robertson’s 1st Amendment rights were violated. Well, Robertson’s situation has nothing to do with his constitutional rights being violated. The situation has everything to do with free-enterprise.
dixiecrats

Democrats the Party of Racists? The Myth of the Liberal Dixiecrats.

An argument that I have heard Republicans and conservatives float out a lot is that Democrats are the party of racists. There is a half-truth to this, but of course conservative Republicans always embellish the facts to support their dogma.
fighting words doctrine

The Fighting Words Doctrine: Not All Speech is Free

Most Americans are familiar with the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. However, some mistakenly believe that the protection of speech is absolute; that anything a person says is protected. That is just simply not true.
Mary Fallin

Governor Mary Fallin and her Ilk Need to Mind their Own Business

People like Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George and Springfield's Bishop Thomas John Paprocki are so full of hate, they are meddling in things that don't concern them.

New Voter Suppression Laws Target every Demographic of Democrats

"It's not who votes that counts, it's who counts the votes." This quote has been attributed to Josef Stalin, and while it's hard to prove if he actually said it, the sentiment is irrefutable. And to take it to the next logical progression, it's who determines who is allowed to vote that really counts
Renisha McBride

Racism in America is Not Dead: The Case of Renisha McBride

I am very saddened by the loss of Renisha McBride, a 19 year old black woman who was shot dead in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Before I speculate on the motivation of the shooting, I must state that the identity of the shooter has not been revealed

Vacation Discrimination: An interview with Dr. Tim Seelig

There are companies available whose sole job is to make planning and taking a vacation as stress-free as possible. In the case of Best Vacations Ever, they will be more than happy to do that in exchange for you attending a 90-minute seminar on time shares. Oh, but only if you're straight.
Labor Day

Celebrating Labor Day as Organized Labor Declines

The meaning of Labor Day is too important to be lost among the BBQs, pool parties and shopping sales