Category Archives: commentary

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Of Pandemics, Social Distancing, and Hugs

For those of us who are old enough and were somewhat “woke” back then, the COVID-19 pandemic invokes hidden emotions that remind one of the painful early years of the AIDS crisis. There are differences, certainly, because this pandemic is directly affecting a broader demographic,

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War Is the Force that Gives Masculinity Meaning

In 2002, when Pulitzer Prize winner, Chris Hedges published War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, he wrote in depth about the warrior culture that is the USA. “The communal march against an enemy generates a warm, unfamiliar bond with our neighbors, our community,

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Ditch Your Religion, But Keep Your Faith

Despite the massive leaps and bounds the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has made as a whole on the civil rights front — as judges across the country strike down state marriage bans and the marriage equality case makes its steady march to the

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The Big Whopper

“Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain. (Exodus 20:7) “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” (Exodus 20:16) When they stop talking about the Bible and actually read it, people are surprised to find that there is