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Entries by Steve Nelson from 08/2011

Let Them Eat Cake!

| Posted 08.12.2011 | Comedy

Rick Perry urged the crowd to pray for the children to lose weight as his aides distributed certificates for free McDonalds Happy Meals to each family, accompanied by a précis of his campaign's new dietary guidelines, cleverly titled, "What Would Jesus Cook?"

The Death of Citizenship

| Posted 08.23.2011 | Education

Combine the decline of critical capacity with the explosion of information in the digital age and you have the seeds of a society where truth is whatever one chooses to believe.

The American Dream, In Black and White

| Posted 08.25.2011 | Politics

Obscured by incessant chatter about the credit rating and national debt is the sad reality of poverty and hunger in America. At the root of these issues is the ugly legacy of racism and the failure to recognize white privilege.