Category Archives: Sunday’s Sermons: Detailing the South’s Favorite Thing to Bring Up (Religion) and Their Least Favorite Thing to Bring Up (Race)

Sunday’s Sermons: Ted Cruz and Roy Moore Gone in the Same Week, is Social Conservatism in Trouble?

I just can’t seem to wipe the smile off my face these days. It’s not every week that sees Ted Cruz drop out of The White House race amid much controversy and embarrassing moments that might compromise him down the road (although he’s not full-blown finished like Jeb and Rubio). And it’s an even rarer… Read More »

Why Are Republicans Acting Like They Didn’t Write the Southern Strategy?

“Donald Trump is a racist!” “Donald Trump is getting support from the Ku Klux Klan!” “Donald Trump is drawing white supremacists becaue of his racially divisive rhetoric!” And that’s just what the Republicans are saying about him. The exact question of how racist Donald Trump is may be the best one of the campaign season.… Read More »

Wish I Could Give Two Shits About the Super-Bowl…

“Who are you for: Denver or Carolina?”–A real question asked during the GOP debate. Ben Carson—of all people–gave the most diplomatic answer with “I can predict with 100% certainty that either Denver or Carolina will win the game.” And even thought that was an unusual moment for Carson—if the dude has a joke that actually… Read More »

Sunday’s Sermons: Yes, the Voting Rights Act is Still Necessary

This week, Justice Scalia (who can always be counted on to be the most retrograde, painfully ignorant judge on the bench) questioned whether the Voting Rights Act was still necessary. He basically inferred that it unfairly punished the Southern states for their racist past, and also called it an entitlement for minorities. He seemed to… Read More »

How Did I Do on Last Year’s New Year’s Resolutions

On January 8th, I posted a Sunday’s Sermon about my resolutions for 2012, calling it “New Year’s Revolution,” and getting all pumped about all the things I was going to give up in the brave new wonderful known as 2012, the year some of us thought the world might end. [I guess I figured it… Read More »

Sunday’s Sermon: Domino’s Sues Over Birth Control Mandate, is the War on Women Back?

While a senseless tragedy dominates the news cycle in an equally senseless way (sorry, but at this point, it’s exploiting the tragedy more than really covering it), a story that might affect a whole lot more people has slipped through the cracks. In case the headline didn’t give away, that story is Domino’s Pizza founder… Read More »

Sunday’s Sermons: Alabama’s Last Dry County is a Good Example of What’s Wrong with the State

It’s pretty rare that Alabama makes the national news headlines, rarer still when it doesn’t revolve around the Crimson Tide (which is becoming the New York Yankees of college football), hate crimes, or rising obesity statistics. But that’s exactly what’s happened today, thanks to a story on Salon.com that is currently trending on Yahoo. The… Read More »

From Arthur Davis to Mia Love, the New (Black) Face of Republican’s Racial Politics

The title of this article has a pretty obvious double meaning. In the “good old days” that some of the GOP still lives in, it was considered a source of entertainment to have white people paint their faces black and say ridiculously racist things while “impersonating” black people, or, more accurately, a racist’s idea of a black… Read More »

Sunday’s Sermons: Togo’s Women Have a Sex Strike…Should American Women Do the Same?

There’s a small piece of international news circling around out there about an honest-to-God sex strike taking place this week in the West African country of Togo. Apparently, women there are fed up with the current president, and their plan to oust him is to withhold sex from their husbands for a week. I actually… Read More »

In the Wake of Ryan’s Rise, Revisiting “Ayn Rand, the Patron Saint of Assholes”

Almost a year ago I wrote a Sunday’s Sermon about Ayn Rand and her bizarre influence on the Republican Party, seen most easily on interchangeably named Ron Paul/Rand Paul/Paul Ryan…three real people who are all big-time under her spell. So, in the wake of Paul Ryan’s rise in the GOP, I thought I should revisit… Read More »