Tag Archives: dissent

Democracy requires thoughtfulness and the willingness to question authority

A majority of Republicans and Republican leaning independents (58%) now say that colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, up from 45% last year. By contrast, most… Read more »

Memo to Tom Cotton: It’s called “democracy”

Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-AR) office has started sending out warning letters to liberal activists who have bombarded the senator with phone calls and letters. The Arkansas Times reports members of… Read more »

Fox News Channel: Where democracy, the rule of law, and constitutional norms go to die

Was @foxandfriends just named the most influential show in news? You deserve it – three great people! The many Fake News Hate Shows should study your formula for success! —… Read more »

America’s Lowest Common Denominator metaphorically fellating Donald Trump

The war is finally over. No, not the one in Afghanistan. And no, it’s not even the war on drugs. It’s the battle over semantics that conservatives have long been… Read more »

“Evangelicalism has ceased to be a faith perspective…and has become a political movement”

Christianity has died in the hands of Evangelicals. Evangelicalism ceased being a religious faith tradition following Jesus’ teachings concerning justice for the betterment of humanity when it made a Faustian… Read more »

Enforced patriotism: The last refuge of scoundrels, thugs, and tyrants

We believe that every American should stand for the National Anthem, and we proudly pledge allegiance to one NATION UNDER GOD! pic.twitter.com/r2ITtWwfVs — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 9, 2017… Read more »

“These players ought to be thanking God that…they’re also free from the worry of being shot in the head”

A conservative pastor on President Donald Trump’s informal evangelical advisory council thinks NFL players who kneel during the national anthem to highlight racism should “be thanking God” they haven’t been… Read more »

Mr. President: Pouring gasoline on a fire is a poor means of extinguishing it

If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL,or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)… Read more »

Just when I’d begun to despair over America’s future generations….

Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) may be the House Speaker and third in line for the presidency, but that reportedly didn’t sway roughly 100 middle school students to take a photo with… Read more »