Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake

By: Friday August 8, 2014 9:14 am

As America goes back to war in Iraq with airstrikes, here’s what to know and do instead…

 

U.S.: Deus ex Machina or Sorcerer’s Apprentice?

By: Sunday January 12, 2014 9:00 am

In May of 2012, President Obama addressed graduates at the U.S. Air Force Academy in these terms:

“I see an American century because no other nation seeks the role that we play in global affairs, and no other nation can play the role that we play in global affairs.”

Less than two years later, not only has the president’s claim of American exceptionalism been widely derided, the country is in disarray on the world stage.

The Ugly Collusion Between ‘Religious Faith’ and Bigotry

By: Monday December 30, 2013 5:59 pm

There is no need to rehash this Duck Dynasty mess. We have all said our bits and pieces about Phil Robertson’s racism and homophobia. And it will continue to reverberate. But a larger picture of the entire controversy needs to be stated.

Remember last year when a pastor of an NC church got into trouble because he said gays should be put behind an electrified fence. Even with all of the backlash, there was a few who stood behind him because according to them, “the Bible says homosexuality is wrong.”

But the anger was due to the fact that this man said lgbts should be placed behind an electrified fence like they were cattle to be abused and killed off.

Anti-Gay Christianity Sure Looks Like Anti-Gay Islam

By: Sunday October 7, 2012 7:40 am

Not much daylight between that witch hunt in Malaysia and this one in the United States.

FDL Movie Night: “Holy Rollers: The True Story of Christian Card Counters”

By: Monday March 26, 2012 5:00 pm

Wow! Holy Rollers: The True Story of Christian Card Counters is a mindblowing documentary following a group of young Christians as they form a blackjack team and take casinos for over $3.2 million by using their math skills. Heads up: While strongly discouraged by casinos, card counting is not technically illegal.

Phony Christian “Values Voters” Event Turns Into Free Range Gay Bashing and Hypocrisy

By: Monday October 10, 2011 7:20 am

Thanks to last weekend’s “Values Voters” Summit, I am learning that I am not an ordinary gay American. Apparently I am Darth Vader: evil, out to destroy the Republic, and a threat to public health.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Gary Younge, Who Are We – And Should It Matter in the 21st Century?

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 1:59 pm

The title, Who Are We, signals a questioning about identity and begins an exploration of its “vexed terrain.” Gary Younge, columnist for the Guardian and The Nation and the author of two previous books, lifts our understanding of identity from the taken-for-granted where it is too often treated as a fixed and done thing. Instead, Younge brings us into layers of our identities from micro to macro, from the personal to the political, revealing paradoxes both in how we know ourselves and how others (too often wrongly) ascribe identity to us.

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