The so-called religious freedom laws Republican wannabees seek are fig leafs for discrimination against gay couples. But should such laws become reality, they would go far beyond the ability of a Christian business to refuse to cater a gay wedding.
When it comes down to the freakiest of the freaky in the whole Republican field, Donald Trump is very hard to top. Trump not only is running for president, he's apparently on a mission to singlehandedly destroy his own Trump brand, forevermore.
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Governor Jindal's assimilation narrative, one that is rooted in exclusion and separateness, is tone-deaf and out of touch with where we are headed as a nation.
Senator Ted Cruz called the Supreme Court decision that overturned state marriage bans "the darkest twenty-four hours in our nation's history." Really, our darkest 24 hours? It's a week and a half after a racist mass shooting at a church, but this is a darkest hour?
The sentiments of the GOP hopefuls are deeply brooding, even desperate, and Democrat candidates will be forced to take them seriously. The question remains, then, what plays will they employ to counter the cries for religious justice.
Despite the strong case for action on climate change in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal just doesn't see the big deal. Jindal has been a leader of the "I'm not a scientist" camp of lame defenses.
Louisianaians are known for their political loyalty. Hell, we elected Edwin Edwards four times, despite three indictments, and then let him run for congress once he got out of federal pen. Bobby Jindal will know no such love from us.
The Marijuana Policy Project came out with its report card for 22 presidential candidates and hopefuls and the headline is that no one is sticking their neck out very far when it comes to the legalization of marijuana or the loosening of federal pot laws.
Civil marriage is a civil function, not a religious one. That's why when government employees in our country have had religious objections to divorce and remarriage, they have still had to do their jobs.
Let everyone not wrapped in tired and disproven doctrines about sex rid themselves of anti-scientific dogmas and be free. The law of grace, not of fear, can now blow freely.
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Last night I heard some GOP shill confidently declare that Booby Jindal would bring subsantive policy proposals "to the table" and that he'd even "been accused of being a policy wonk." Accused? Was she praising him or dissing him?
At last week's Faith and Freedom Coalition event, Greenpeace asked presidential candidates about their reactions to Pope Francis' call for solutions to climate change Unlike the Catholic Republican Presidential contenders, Pope Francis' new teaching document for Catholic Priests, Bishops and Cardinals speaks very clearly.
Trade deals are one subject (one of the very few left) which do not break down on party line. Both the Republicans and the Democrats are split over the issue, so it's not a repeat of the usual partisan battle lines. But it is a clear defeat for Obama, who lobbied hard to very little effect.
Should Americans join the military if the next commander-in-chief of the armed services is an arrogant, ignorant, irresponsible, war-happy hawk? Many of America's best and brightest join the armed services. But with the U.S. constantly at war, joining is a life or death decision, dependent on the judgment of whoever sits in the Oval Office.