Reading Time: < 1 minute On August 4, President Biden called the nine-year sentence handed down by a Russian court to WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner “unacceptable.” Griner was convicted for possession of less than an ounce of cannabis oil. Biden added that his administration will continue to work tirelessly and pursue every possible avenue to bring her home safely […]
The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act: Congress seeks to federally legalize cannabis
Reading Time: < 1 minute Following Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Corey Booker (D-NJ)’s introduction of the Right to Try Clarification Act, Booker joined forces with Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to introduce the Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act (CAOA) with the aim to federally legalize cannabis. If passed, this legislation would remove cannabis from the Controlled […]
Why authoritarians love—and hate—an apology
Reading Time: 7 minutes A couple of months ago, an interesting news story passed my desk. Republican senator Tom Cotton held up an important congressional vote about the justice system. And why, one might idly ask? Well, because long ago, a Democrat involved with this procedure had interrupted him. Cotton was still furious about it, and he wanted an apology. Today, let me show you why that apology mattered so much to Tom Cotton.
GOP grabs hypocrisy’s private parts to stack Supreme Court … again
Reading Time: 5 minutes The president and GOP try to sabotage U.S. elections to benefit themselves, while shamelessly ignoring their own mandates about Supreme Court nominations.
Harvard law professor demonizes atheists, proposes world theocracy
Reading Time: 5 minutes An elite U.S. legal scholar believes Catholicism should be the structure for world theocratic order, including in our republic. And he thinks atheists are crazy.
Curiously in thrall to a corrupt president, Republicans cower from facts
Reading Time: 4 minutes From all available facts (not what the president is claiming), Donald Trump used his office for personal benefit. Even Republicans aren’t denying that. They just dishonestly refuse to admit it’s impeachable.
Millennials’ retreat from religion bodes ill for U.S. politics
Reading Time: 3 minutes As young American adults fade away from organized religion, the paradigm shift promises to fuel the growing political divide between Republicans and Democrats.
How about having unelected panels oversee U.S. impeachments?
Reading Time: 5 minutes What if impeachments proceeded under the oversight of unelected panels rather than partisan members of Congress? Wouldn’t that make the process less partisan, more just?
Addicted and secular? Good luck finding faith-free rehab.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Secular treatment options for addiction recovery can be few and far between in the U.S. It’s a legacy of Christianity’s long cultural dominance.
N. Carolina ‘In God We Trust’ fever infecting citizens with religion
Reading Time: 4 minutes How is it that emblazoning “In God We Trust” on county government buildings and sheriff’s cruisers is not an insertion of religion in government? What is more religious than “God”?