So, Governor LePage is endorsing The Donald. Is anyone surprised? They are two peas in a pod. Both define the white patriarchal ideology that has come to be completely out of synch with American progress — a progress enriched by the contributions of immigrants and refugees, and strengthened by the women’s movement and equality measures. If […]
While GOP candidates continue to trip over themselves to shore up the Evangelical vote, Bernie Sanders quietly announced that he is “not actively involved with organized religion.” He further explained that, like many religious nones, he has his own brand of spirituality — one that is more secular in nature, and defined less by dogma […]
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, anti-Islamic sentiment is at a fever pitch in America. Since the Paris attacks, there have been more than 37 suspected anti-Islamic hate crimes in the US (compared with an average of 12.6 a month over the past five years). Eleven of those hate crimes […]
The headline on The Onion reads “No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens” It’s perhaps one of the most biting satirical headlines that they have posted in their 27-year history. Sadly, although it was posted on the Onion’s social media channels after the San Bernardino shooting, it is a piece of evergreen content […]
As a former Christian who now identifies as non-religious, I’ve heard wisecracks from my Christian friends as my family and I gear up for the holidays. The cracks are all in good fun: decorating the Darwin tree, singing science carols, Sagan Claus, etc. While these are just friendly jabs between friends, they say a lot about society’s attitudes […]
Americans are becoming less religious, especially young adults. That’s the takeaway soundbite from The latest Pew Research Center’s Religious Landscape Study. But what about Maine? The Almanac of American Politics describes Maine as “a state with a distinctive personality,” labeling us as “ornery” and “contrary minded.” Does this hold true with regards to our changing […]
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