Entries from March 2010

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Hopey Changey Better Than Nopey Dopey

Well, Sarah, that “hopey, changey thing” is looking pretty good to me. Looking much better than that “nopey, dopey thing” that you, the Tea Baggers, the Tea Baggers’ punditry, and the Tea Baggers’ paramours, the Republican Party, have going on. In one week (after a year’s work, of course): Health care reform (not perfect but […]

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Health Reform: Now!

Time for the Democratic majority in┬áCongress┬áto govern. Now. Time for the Democratic Party to mobilize support for what most Americans want and need. Now. Time for the Democrats to discover, whatever the political price later, that atrophied muscle: courage. Now. The Republican Party has made it clear that they are working to defeat health reform […]

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Why I Am No Longer a Virginian: Va. AG Tells Colleges to Drop Gay-Rights Protections

In 2008 I left the Commonwealth of Virginia (my ancestral home, where I had lived and worked for most of my adult life) to move to Connecticut. News from the Old Dominion (reported in The Chronicle of Higher Education) confirms my decision to leave: Virginia’s attorney general says public colleges and universities in the state […]

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Why I Am No Longer a Roman Catholic

I am the product of 20 years of Catholic education (grade school, prep school, college, seminary), of which I am proud and for which I am grateful. During the 1980s I was a Roman Catholic priest. Over 20 years ago, I left the priesthood and the Church. In the words of the Jewish Passover Seder […]