History abounds with examples of tyrants exploiting groups of people who believed they were about to be saved from the uncertainties of life, and the rule of divide and conquer has been a favorite tool.
Amidst the speed of changes occurring in both nature and culture it takes very little to tear the skin of civilization and reveal massive and festering emotional wounds full of fear, rage, resentment and vengeance.
Looking at social issues over the past 100 years -- gay marriage, universal health care, public education, the legalization of marijuana, etc. -- it is clear to see that conservatives are consistently on the wrong side of history, selfishly encumbering societal progress.
What progressive wouldn't relish the thought of Donald Trump as the Republican nominee? But there should be no sugarcoating the long-term dangers that an irreligious Republican party presents.
Justice Scalia was the proud possessor of a rigorously textual sense of legal reasoning and a decidedly oversized judicial personality. He was known, by friend and foe alike, as the promoter of a novel approach to judicial decision-making known as originalism.
After 88 years, isn't it fair to expect that a societal shift should have already occurred that would result in better representation of the diverse American family in an industry that is inherent to America? Please, Oscar, do the right thing, already!
In the modern world a "myth" is seen as something untrue that people believe in error or out of foolishness. Yet, genuine myths are stories that appear false on the outside; but reveal truths on the inside, when seen in a deeper way.
I got into the academic religion game at a delicate moment, just as secularization was the fashion and as Christian indoctrination
America's culture wars have raged in nearly every imaginable setting, from courtrooms, to CEO boardrooms, to hospital rooms and even classrooms. But who could have possibly foretold that the battle's next frontier would be fought on the Starbucks line?
Since having sex is neither random nor (typically) undesirable, nor are the costs of contraception that significant, it cannot be "insured."