The Disaffected Lib: A House Divided

In 1858 Abraham Lincoln was fighting for his state’s Republican nomination for the US Senate. Some believe that Lincoln foretold the calamity that awaited America, its most bloody war ever, just three years hence.A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not ...

The Disaffected Lib: It’s a "No Lose World" Once You Have Captured the Political Process

The Great Recession of 2008 devastated broad swathes of the population of the developed world.  Foreclosures, unemployment, insolvency, homelessness, the gamut of economic misery.  For most but not for all, not for some. A new report from the Pew Research Center finds that the first two years of the recovery were Manna from Heaven for ...

Trashy's World: Atheism rising in prominence in the U.S.

Is this is good news from south of the border? You betcha! Young Americans in particular are beginning to think for themselves and critically analyse the belief systems held by their parents and grandparents. I think this may be a function of better education but it is also the fault of the in-your-face evangelicals whose ...