2020 Candidate Standards

Just stop it! I know it's tempting to try and hold each 2020 Democratic candidate to a very high standard when it comes to their background and policy ideas, but stop it! It's not helping. I mean most of the candidates haven't even come out with official policy ideas yet, the primaries aren't for another … Continue reading 2020 Candidate Standards


"There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'” —Isaac Asimov I think … Continue reading Anti-intellectualism

Is There Room for Grace in Our Political Correctness Culture?

Don't mis-qualm me, I am 100% behind #metoo and black lives matter and all of the current social justice movements. My qualm is with the notion that nothing is forgivable. Someone of prominence makes a statement that can be interpreted as misogynistic, homophobic or intolerant, and everyone is up in arms and wants to burn … Continue reading Is There Room for Grace in Our Political Correctness Culture?