According to the Center for Public Integrity, George W. Bush and other top administration officials made 935 “false statements” about, “the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq” in the lead-up to the Iraq war. Check them out.
Monthly Archive for January, 2008
Leonard Pitts, of the Miami Herald, published a great opinion piece yesterday about the bigoted attacks on Barack Obama. You can read the column, Obama foes make appeal to ignorance, fear on the Miami Herald web site. Note that the column title in the Colorado Springs Gazette was, “What if America had a Muslim President?”
The Colorado Springs Gazette published another letter from me today, titled, “Charities must follow law if they take tax money.” You can read the letter and the article to which I responded on the Gazette’s web site. Also, here is the full text of the letter:
The debate over Colorado HB 1080, which would prohibit […]
Sometimes comedy is the best medium for pointing out ridiculous political positions. This hilarious satirical newscast from The Onion critiques politicians’ homophobic pandering.
Mitt Romney Defends Himself Against Allegations Of Tolerance
A school board in Florida has adopted a resolution (pdf link — scroll down to section 6.01) for,
“…the Florida Department of Education to revise/edit the new Sunshine State Standards for Science so that evolution is presented as one of several theories as to how the universe was formed.”
Last I checked, the theory of evolution had […]
I was shocked to learn that an acquaintance of mine recently overheard someone in her church insisting that Barack Obama is a Muslim. The rumor has been debunked repeatedly, yet somehow this canard lives on.
This unfounded rumor irritates me for two reasons. First, and most straightforwardly, it’s simply untrue. Barack Obama is not a Muslim; […]
For the past four years, a Colorado Springs middle school has been sending only black students to a district-wide MLK Day Celebration. Many in the news media have pointed out the incredible irony of segregating students in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. However, fewer have pointed out what I see as the critical district-wide […]
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (which was actually last week), here is his most famous speech.
Dr. King and the civil rights movement exemplified the power of non-violent resistance and the change that can be brought about by committed progressives. As King said,
“Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.”
So it turns out that Colorado Springs’ reputation as a haven for right-wing wackos isn’t entirely unearned. Douglas Bruce, former member of the El Paso county board of commissioners and recent appointee to the state House of Representatives, is proving to be an increasing embarrassment to the city. This editorial in the Colorado Springs Gazette […]
This is old news, but I was on vacation when it occurred. I’m happy to report that the United Nations General Assembly voted for a moratorium on the death penalty. Sadly, the United States, along with countries like China, Iran, Sudan, and Syria opposed the resolution.