Is isolating the incoming president the answer?

At last count (Jan. 1), no Rockette has volunteered to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan 20, after a bit of a kerfuffle over their being forced to perform. They weren’t. Other than Fabio and Scott Baio, Hollywood’s elite hasn’t precisely fallen over itself to welcome the new president to his new office. I […]

“How can you possibly call yourself a Christian?”

That was an email sent to me by someone I’ve never met in real life, but have corresponded with via social media. Now, I have a whole host of answers ready (I Pet. 3:15, and you can look it up) when I think someone is seeking to judge my level of commitment, but I’m not […]

And another thing…

…there is a discussion online about the veracity (and wisdom) of wearing a safety pin to signal that you are an ally to members of any group of people who feel threatened by last week’s election results. I think any one who thinks by donning a safety pin they’ve made everything all better is silly. But […]

Your friends/family did this. Now what?

So Derrick Lemos wrote this, and it’s food for thought. I have beloved family members who have said they were able to overlook the racist/misogynistic stuff from the Republican candidate and vote for Donald Trump because they believe he will be good for business. I don’t know how you make that distinction. I sure couldn’t.

Whither the healing?

I’m with Bernie Sanders: Funny thing is, the night after the election, a Trump-supporting brother called. He acknowledged that his candidate was flawed, but that he voted for him because business (he’s a businessman in New Mexico). Do you go ahead and argue this one? The election is over, after all, though some people are […]

Here’s Thomas Frank’s take on the recent election

He says liberals put the walking id there. From The Guardian: …there is a kind of chronic complacency that has been rotting American liberalism for years, a hubris that tells Democrats they need do nothing different, they need deliver nothing really to anyone – except their friends on the Google jet and those nice people […]