While Rice says her faith in God remains intact, her repudiation of Christianity is a clarion call, one that should not be written off as a publicity stunt by a bestselling author, or dismissed by the Evangelical establishment.
In a year when Democrats are supposed to be shaking in their boots over the GOP Bogeyman's big gains in November that'll sweep them back into power, it is the Tea Party that Democrats may soon be thanking.
Democrats owe a big fat thank you to Limbaugh and his Republican Party. What was shaping up to be a very challenging election year just got a whole lot easier for voters, especially residents of the Gulf coast.
The Tea Party's real purpose is to prevent change that threatens privileges enjoyed by middle aged, white Republicans, who feel America is under assault by the poor, people of color, gay Americans and immigrants.
From the latest news, you'd think America has turned the corner and is on the road to recovery. Far from it. There are major, structural deficiencies in our system that point in very negative directions.
Somehow, somewhere, someone ordained Palin the new head of the GOP and deluded themselves into believing that who and what she touches today will mystically turn into November 2nd gold. Truth is, it'll be just the opposite.
Since President Obama took office, our political debate has deteriorated from rancorous to poisonous with the recent assassination threats on Twitter, protesters hurling bigotry and attacks on the offices of Congressional Democrats.
Right-wing politicians had a zeal for open government when they demanded that the House and Senate reconcile their health care reform bills in public. Let's hope they show the same dedication now that financial reform's on the table.
Ayn Rand/Glenn Beck -- the glorifiers of selfishness, cruelty, and the lions eating the weak -- have become the dominant players of modern day conservatism. Let's hope they never take control of our country.