Society






I’ve been watching a new show called The Last Ship where an Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer boasts the last effective force to fight and cure a global epidemic that killed off the majority of the Earth’s population. When USS Nathan James comes under attack, alarms blare and the officer of the deck barks […]

All Hands On Deck



For nearly a decade, Stephen Colbert pulled off a piece of political theater unmatched in entertainment history. Unless Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse candidate like none we’ve ever seen in the republican party. What if The Donald made the strategic calculation that giving voice to the republican party’s greatest fears would […]

The Trump Report




Across Lafayette Square from the White House sits St. John’s Episcopal Church. Long known as The President’s Church, this one building perfectly illustrates our relationship with Christianity in America. Given our penchant for poverty and prisons, it seems an odd choice of religious touchstones, but I’m a fan of cognitive dissonance as much […]

Religion & Politics


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Another midterm election cycle completed and the republican party solidified their control over Congress. The media cried, “America has spoken!” Turnout for the 2014 general election was thirty-six percent. Party primaries reached half that pathetic number. Less than half in some districts. The voters have definitely spoken. They said, “We […]

A Primer on Primaries