SHARE Monday, December 22, 2014 Paul Ryan, Part II - Rise of the Neo-Catholic
Surely catholics who see Jesus as a working class hero would reject outright the kinds of policies Ryan routinely endorses . . . then again, maybe there's another way to read the gospels that coincides with Ryan's peculiar brand of catholicism and that therefore allows him to glean a different lesson from the example of Jesus' life? A neo-catholicism?
(4 comments) SHARE Monday, December 8, 2014 Paul Ryan - Liar, Fraud, Catholic
Ryan calls himself a Catholic ... But the whole point of the book - and of Ryan's career for that matter - is to champion far right, ruling elite-favored policies by dressing them up in the robes Jesus wore. Making penury look like tough love and hoarding charity.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Parable of a Small Town
Then one day a group of disturbed individuals emerged from the shadows -- black with decay, diseased in mind and body, dregs from a muddy spring ... They called themselves "Real Americans" ...
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, November 20, 2014 Triangulating the Base
Opinion piece on the aftermath of the 2014 midterm elections, and how we got there.
(2 comments) SHARE Sunday, October 19, 2014 An American Fairy Tale
"Bless me father for I have sinned" is not a plea for absolution but a declaration of achievement. Something like, "Hey, pops, I just kicked some ass in Syria. Can I have the car keys?"