Is the Republican party finally starting to come to its senses on the question of treating the gays with a modicum of dignity? On the surface of things, it appears that may indeed be the case. Every few months for the past few years, news is made when a prominent Republican, such as Laura Bush
Something odd about driving around metro Detroit is that you find yourself first in one city, two minutes later, another, and in another two minutes, yet another city. Southeast Michigan, with its dense population, is a patchwork of lots of different municipal entities. And while at one point, having lots of different municipalities probably made
Meet one Republican, you’ve covered much of the spectrum that the GOP occupies. Meet two dozen Democrats, and you’re only halfway there. Republicans are a far more unified, ideologically coherent political party. Democrats barely qualify as a party. In my mind, I think a much more accurate description would be a coalition. The Republican party
Change is the only constant in life, and yet we’re perpetually surprised that we have to change. Mostly, we don’t like it, yet if we didn’t change, we would either fail or perish. We frequently say we realize that we have to change and that it will be hard, yet when we find it so,
For the second time in eight years, the Roman Catholic church finds itself at a juncture. With each new papacy, the church has the opportunity to change direction. At least, so we think. To outsiders, the inner workings of the church are byzantine, with hardly any transparency. What we know is basically what we are told,
One would think that in politics, the process of running campaigns, with all of their public scrutiny and glare from the press, would have a way of weeding out the nut jobs. And usually, that’s the case. Most of the time the process works, and it works well. Case in point: most Republican senatorial candidates.
If you lived in America before 1913 and weren’t rich, you were paying a whole hell of a lot more in taxes, proportionally speaking, than the men and women who, for all intents and purposes, owned the country. Through a system of excise taxes, tariffs and fees, the bulk of which fell disproportionally on the