Monthly Archives: December 2018
How do you say Merry Christmas to an atheist?
Recently President Trump triumphantly announced that Americans “can say Merry Christmas” again! Apparently, he or his devotees thought they couldn’t. (Seems a little silly to me, but every little bit of education helps.) However, his permission did set me to … Continue reading
Happy anniversary, Bill of Rights!
Today, December 15, is the 227th anniversary of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. The first of these ten began with the following words: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or … Continue reading
Restoring America’s decency, dignity, and competence
In my most recent post, “Enemies of the People” (November 1), I argued that President Trump’s denigration of the press is more than harmless expression of his paranoia. It’s a symptom of evolving despotism, one of many such precursors to which … Continue reading