Category Archives: James Fidlerten

Tolerating the Intolerant: Conservatives Criticize Liberals for Their Intolerance

There is an argument that conservatives like to make about liberals who espouse tolerance and who take stands against acts of intolerance, are being intolerant themselves for not tolerating the intolerance. As

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Loud Voice to the Wealthy

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts said in his opinion for the majority in ruling for McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, “Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some,

Single-Payer Health Care Would Solve Religious Objection Issue

The United States Supreme Court has just heard arguments over the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) concerning the rights of for-profit corporations to object to paying for certain types of birth control required

Crossing the Line: Religious Freedom or Religious Imposition

Recently, several conservative states have introduced legislation to allow businesses and self-employed individuals to refuse service to others on the grounds of religious beliefs, thus allowing discrimination. Though the laws are differently

“Stand Your Ground” or is it “License to Murder”?

“Stand Your Ground” laws allow various scenarios for someone to murder and get away with it, if they so choose to do so. For example: if someone who is a racist decides

Ted Nugent’s Rant about Obama May Backfire, for Texas Governor Candidate

If aging rock singer Ted Nugent wants to see a “subhuman mongrel”, he need not look any further than the mirror. His nastiness toward our president, Barack Obama is uncalled for and

Imagine: America without the GOP

Legislative roadblocks, religious extremism, Tea Party bigotry, and favoritism to wealthy interests in the form of huge tax cuts and deregulation for chemical polluters of our air and water. All this along

The Importance of Coming Out: For those Heterosexuals who cannot Understand

There was a time in American history that certain light-skinned African-Americans – those who could – would pass themselves off as white, which was known as “passing“, before the Civil Rights era.

Koch Brothers’ Money and Government for Sale: $27 Million Spent and Counting

Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch like to use their money to influence politics. There reasons are suspect, but it most assuredly has to do with the bottom line; the profits they

Open Letter to President Obama: Offer Political Asylum to Gay Russians

Dear President Obama, Last night I had myself a good cry. The reason being is that watching the news on MSNBC, I saw some of my gay brothers being treated brutally by