A Republican Sees the Light

Guest editorial in the Eugene, Oregon Register-Guard from a life-long Republican that begins, “As of today, after 25 years, I am no longer a Republican.” Read it here. Very powerful writing. From near the end: We’re poisoning our planet through gluttony and ignorance. We’re teetering on the brink of self-inflicted insolvency. We’re selfishly and needlessly … Read more

Yet Another Call for Closing Gitmo

Jimmy Carter has called on the Bush Admin to close the detention center at Guantanamo, joining a growing chorus of voices from all sides of the political spectrum. Some want to close it because of the torture and human rights abuses, some because of the whole “enemy combatant” shadowland, and some because the very name … Read more

Amazing — An Actual Vote of Sanity

As you can read here on the WP, the Supreme Court has voted 5-4 that capital punishment of juveniles is unconstitutional. In the midst of a country that apparently feels torture is okay and that killing people to stop killing makes sense, it is like a momentary and unexpected breeze in the midst of a … Read more

Lies, Damn Lies, and Pentagon Lies

The fun has started.

For some time we have known that the reason the alleged RepubLIEcans running the country don’t care about deficits is the Norquist Principle: by bankrupting the federal government they will have all the justification they need to end both Democratic programs and, by extension, the Democratic party.

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Ethics versus Morals

As we prepare for the inauguration and reflect on recent and current events, we may find benefit in the comparison of ethics versus morals. Morals, according to the dictionary, is “concerned with the judgment of the goodness or badness of human action.” And when it comes to judgment, the current crop of Bushites certainly excel, … Read more