Category Archives: Politics

Kari, Grant, Tori… and Mike Brown

Thursday night, I was surprised by a tweet from Mythbusters’ Kari Byron: After a decade of the Mythbusters, we are no longer with the show. Thank you to all the fans who have supported us. — Kari Byron (@KariByron) August … Continue reading

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Show Me Some Good Bills

Recently, I published two articles about bills in the Missouri House of Representatives that attack the teaching of Evolution in public schools. Fortunately, neither bill has proceeded very far yet (both HB1472 and HB1587 have only been referred to committee), … Continue reading

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Second Attack on Evolution Education in Missouri

Last week, I wrote about the first bill submitted in the Missouri House of Representatives this session that attacks evolution. I had hope that it would be the only bill this session. Those hopes have failed. I just found out … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Anti-Evolution Legislation: Missouri

Over the last few years, Missouri’s legislature has drawn lots of national attention, and usually not for good reasons. Both houses of our legislature are controlled by a supermajority of Republicans, so though our Democratic Governor can keep some semblance … Continue reading

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One Day Left for the GOP to Come to Its Senses

During this crisis, I’ve had hope that they would figure something out before the Government runs out of cash on October 17. I didn’t know where it would come from, but I had hope. Sadly, though, House Speaker John Boehner … Continue reading

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Shutdown Crisis Shows We’ve Lost Some of Our Exceptionalism

NPR had an article today asking Would The U.S. Be Better Off With A Parliament? They brushed away the suggestion that it would ever be possible, but I wonder if such a change is inevitable given the way our parties … Continue reading

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Let’s Put the Shoe on the Other Foot

I’m gobsmacked seeing people online defending the Republican Party’s tactics in this shutdown crisis. People are actually defending the GOP for pushing the country to a government shutdown and risking the first default in the history of our economy. They … Continue reading

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The GOP Doesn’t Want My Vote? Fine

I wonder how many ways the GOP has made it clear they never want my vote. Taking the government hostage isn’t the first (there has been the rejection of biological science, the rejection of climate science, the rejection of the … Continue reading

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Coincidences Create a Concert I Care About

Americans United for Separation of Church and State is one of my favorite charities, a leading national organization promoting church-state separation and individual freedom. Last year, they started Voices United, a nationwide series of grassroots house concerts and live shows … Continue reading

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Slightly-Informed Second Thoughts on George Zimmerman

My initial reaction to the George Zimmerman verdict was disbelief and anger. I couldn’t believe that there would be no consequences for a grown man shooting a teenage boy to death. My tweets and retweets showed my anger: RT @jsmooth995: … Continue reading

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