Category Archives: State

We don’t need more religious freedom laws

In recent weeks, Indiana and Arkansas have both enacted so-called “religious freedom” laws that have been met with a flurry of concerns and criticisms. More than a dozen other states are also considering similar legislation, sparking a national discussion on the role of religion in our society. Although these laws are aimed at protecting the […]

A rose by any other name

There was a time when people on the political left called themselves “liberals.” At some point in the late 20th century — particularly after the Reagan Revolution of the 1980s — it became clear to people that the word “liberal” had become a dirty word. Describing someone as such would immediately impact their favorability ratings […]

Do as I say, not as I do

Hypocrisy, thy name is the American left. A government shutdown, according to the Democrats, is an amoral assault on American values. It is something that should never be done, under any circumstances, as it threatens to wipe out the American economy, destroy the lives of ordinary Americans and possibly invite the beginning of the apocalypse. […]

Signs of life on the right

Nearly two months ago, I wrote a column that highlighted the failure of the conservative movement to use grassroots politics to compete with the Democratic Party. I brought to light the impact made in Maine by grassroots organizing on the left, highlighted by the Maine People’s Alliance (among other groups) and noted that the conservative […]