Social Conservatives want a Constitutional Amendment to Define Marriage
Social conservatives have been put on the defensive by gay activists who have been getting laws passed that support homosexual marriages. They have reacted by promoting laws and constitutional amendments in the states and the federal government that would define marriage as a union of . . . → Read More: Why Christians should not want the Government to Define Marriage
Often sophisticated and complex analysis and proscription are generated at great cost and investment, involving massively influential individuals and institutions.
Experts in many fields are commissioned and projects expand. But attention to the underlying values assumptions in such massive investments often is overlooked.
Look at longstanding question of a “two state solution” from the most . . . → Read More: Israel and Palestine: Two State Solution
Most taxes are based on envy, not sound economic principles
7 Things Corporations will Do Before Paying Taxes
It is foolish and counterproductive to tax corporations. Because corporations are driven by economic principles, rather than political ones, they will go to great lengths to . . . → Read More: Creating a U.S. Tax System that Works
This article, published in Digital Journal calls on world leaders to shed antiquated habits and orientation of vying blocs and nation states, and use the Middle East uprisings as an opportunity to develop instincts for international relations that more genuinely attend to the emergence of true human freedom and equality as a top priority.
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Praise to Ode Magazine, that bylines itself as “The online community for intelligent optimists.” to me, a very hard niche to carve out and hold interest. So many of us intuit the need for media reform, but many, including me, I’m afraid persist as “non-reformers” in my impulses, habits, and consumption.
For this reason the . . . → Read More: Reports from Sendai, Japan
Tea Party Patriots demonstrating in Washington, D.C.
While we watch revolutions for political democracy in Tunisia, Egypt, Iran, we are distracted from thinking about the revolution aimed at economic democracy growing in the United States. This revolution, symbolized by the Tea Party, is leading a growing demand for restructuring the taxation and spending habits . . . → Read More: The Tea Party Revolution in the United States
Abstract: In the following piece, contributor Mitchell40 posits the view that Jesus of Nazareth deliberately gathered disciples from a mix of educational backgrounds. Mitchell40 recommends that the fishermen, though lacking formal education, had an innate grasp of nature and truth through their work and their lives, and that this provided a good dialogical counter point . . . → Read More: Rejection of truth by scholars