Politics

Pope Francis Talks About Poverty, Gays, Politics and Women of The Church(Video)

Pope Francis Talks About Poverty, Gays, Politics and Women of The Church(Video)

In a 3-part interview with Rev. Antonio Spadaro, an editor of a Jesuit journal based in Rome, Pope Francis discussed his vision of the church’s future, along with his plans on changing their image, attitude and focus. Many think that changes and reforms can take place in a short time. I believe that we always […]

Cut The Defense Budget In Half

Cut The Defense Budget In Half

No, I’m not joking. All in all for the year 2012 the U.S. Government spent $689 Billion on defense and international security assistance. That includes all of the Pentagon’s underlying costs as well as the price tag for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, which came to $127 Billion in 2012. It also includes arms transfers […]

Understanding the Left-Right Divide (Video)

Understanding the Left-Right Divide (Video)

Many years ago, I worked with a fellow who believed that all the world’s ills stemmed from human overpopulation. His solution to this dilemma was elegant in its simplicity : buy a hunting rifle, drive down the street and kill every other person, everywhere. Presumably, the randomness of this carnage would ensure that the ratios […]

John Oliver Mocks Anti-Gay Laws And The Most Flamboyant Anti-Gay Protestors You Will Ever See (Video)

John Oliver Mocks Anti-Gay Laws And The Most Flamboyant Anti-Gay Protestors You Will Ever See (Video)

John Oliver has been filling in for Jon Stewart while he is on vacation this summer and so far has been a great success. Thursday night he talked about Boy Scout’s decision to finally include gay youth: “The Boy Scouts of America welcomes members with homosexual thoughts,” he said, “up until the age when they’re […]

Twenty Six Lawmakers Take The Food Stamp Challenge

Twenty Six  Lawmakers Take The Food Stamp Challenge

Twenty-six members of Congress will live off of a food stamp budget this week to draw attention to House Republicans cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The program’s eligibility requirements already leave out 50 million food insecure households, but another 2 million Americans would lose access to food stamps in the proposed changes […]

Rep. Mandy Wright Tells Personal Story To Try and Stop Senate Bill 206 (Video)

Rep. Mandy Wright Tells Personal Story To Try and Stop Senate Bill 206 (Video)

The Assembly passed Senate Bill 206 Thursday evening. That’s the bill requiring women seeking an abortion to receive an ultrasound first in Wisconsin. Democrats argued against the bill. One of the opponents speaking passionately against SB206 was State Representative Mandy Wright of Wausau. Wright revealed her personal story about being a victim of rape when […]