Jeff Sessions recently came out in defense of the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents as they seek refuge and asylum at the border, and the actions of ICE. To justify this policy, Sessions cited a chapter from the Bible, Romans 13. The use of Romans 13, or rather just 13:1 to … Continue reading “I Was a Stranger In Your Land,” Sessions’ Dishonest Use of Scripture
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Recently, social media outlets such as Facebook have come under fire and scrutiny for their policies regarding the collection and sharing of user data, as well as their role in the sharing of propaganda and false information targeting voters. So naturally, Republicans in Congress want to talk about why more people aren't watching Diamond and Silk. Let's get one thing perfectly clear right at the start: You do not have a right; Constitutional, God-given, or inalienable; to a Facebook account. Full stop.
In February, the Pacific Standard published an article making the case for chucking out the horseshoe theory of political alignment. The article is quite thought out, and does a good job of making its case. Though I'm inclined to agree that the horseshoe is an outmoded understanding of the political spectrum, I'm not sure that … Continue reading Is It Time to Abandon Horseshoe Theory?
By now, everyone should be aware of the events that transpired in Charlottesville,Virginia over the weekend. In case you aren't, here's a brief recap: A rally operating under the moniker of Unite The Right was planned for Saturday, ostensibly to protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville Park. The night … Continue reading Donald Trump Has His “Why Won’t He Say It” Moment, First Big Moral Test; Fails Bigly
Donald Trump and his defenders have often used the excuse that Trump is new to politics to deflect away from any critique about the awful job that he is doing. In the earliest days of the administration, defenders such as Devin Nunes would rush to remind the American people that Donald Trump was a "neophyte," … Continue reading Trump Doesn’t Know How To Do His Job. The Scary Part? Over Half of Republicans Don’t Believe That We Should Have Another Election.
This is the fifth in a multi-part series, of indefinite length and schedule, examining the building of Trump’s Wall, a metaphorical wall between ideology and reality. Parts One, Two, Three, and Four can be read here, here, here and here. In recent posts, I have discussed the rise of isolationism more broadly and isolation among individuals, as well … Continue reading Another Brick In Trump’s Wall Part Five