The Mass Radicalization of the American Populace

Born in Nashville and having lived there for several years, I’ve been following the recent bombing very closely. The two blocks that were bombed look more like a street in downtown Aleppo than music city. Some of our family as far south as Murfreesboro could not make contact during Christmas and for forty-eight hours afterward […]

How the Gay Marriage Debate Reveals Negative Attitudes toward the Adopted

There’s an article on the front page of CNN today, an opinion piece, that defends traditional marriage.  Because it would violate the First Amendment’s establishment clause to do so, the argument – like the one that will be heard before the Supreme Court soon – is void of any religious language.  Even if conservative Christianity […]

A Full Picture, or the time a Moroccan tried to bomb the U.S. Capitol but was in no way representative of Morocco

One of the major goals of the Peace Corps, if not also one of the sole reasons for its existence, is simply to educate folks back home about the countries we live and work in during our two-year tenure.  If I had ended up in Peace Corps Eastern Caribbean like I was supposed to, I […]