We Come in Peace

After mass shootings, liberal opponents of gun rights love to say that violence is never the answer. But their messaging on war, violence, militarism, even assassinations, sends a completely different message about their hypocrisy.

Party of Choice

When liberals talk about abortion rights, they emphasize the importance of bodily autonomy and personal choice. But they have become increasingly authoritarian about free thought and free speech. Like their conservative counterparts, they are hypocritical.

Culture of Life

The right-wingers who comprise the majority of the pro-life movement are only consistent in one respect. On issue after issue, they have no respect for life. Their hypocrisy leads one to suspect that they are more interested in controlling women than saving lives.

Abortion Tourism

Pregnant? Stuck in the deep South? You can still get an abortion… But it’s going to cost you.

To the Action Mobile!

I have been saying for years that if anything could get liberals out into the street, and get their anger on, it would be the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the US Supreme Court. Now that’s going to happen. Yet the Democrats and liberals aren’t doing anything but complaining on social media.

E Pluribus Nada

If a two-party democratic system is to be viable, it has to have a basic shared set of facts, values and issues about which people may differ, and should differ, about solutions. At this point in time, however, the United States doesn’t qualify because the American people are obsessed about totally different things depending on their political orientation.

Wars Make Bad Badfellows

Many Americans are skeptical about military support for Ukraine given that country’s dismal human rights record and autocratic political system. One might also wonder why any other country would want to get into a relationship with the United States.

Five Men Have the Right to Choose

Recent nominees to the Supreme Court of the United States, Republicans appointed by former President Donald Trump, told the United States Senate during their confirmation hearings—under oath—that they considered the landmark 1973 abortion decision Roe v. Wade to be “settled law.” But a leaked draft decision indicating that the conservative majority plans to overturn that decision belies their statements. The fix has been in for years, and desperate women will pay the price.

The Only Thing Necessary for Evil to Triumph

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” That statement is often misattributed to Edmund Burke. After Russia invaded Ukraine, many Americans who didn’t have anything to say about the invasion of Afghanistan or Iraq, much less torture at Guantánamo and elsewhere, or Yemen, or Palestine, suddenly started wearing blue and yellow flags. They weren’t good before, so how can these self-serving souls think they are suddenly being good now?