Perhaps my greatest frustration with American politics is our first-past-the-post elections, which ensure a two-party system in perpetuity. They split Americans into two enormous voting blocs that are, of necessity, diametrically opposed on most major issues. But Americans are not stereotypes. Few Republicans agree with every line in the RNC’s official platform (or have even […]Read on →
We’re going to have to switch gears here. If all we really do with this topic is reflect the tone and banality of Walsh’s sophomoric attempt to address an extremely difficult situation, then we’ve all lost.
Besides, if we’re going to be honest with ourselves, any conversation that deals with pornography has to begin with the much broader topic of human sexuality and how it is expressed in the world around us.Read on →
Let’s start with the blog where you address the hate-filled email. You issue a challenge relatively early: “Name me one particular right or immunity that I possess and you do not? What is one specific and tangible benefit that white males universally enjoy, while all other people are deprived of it?” Challenge accepted.Read on →
Abortion is a complex topic surrounded by strong emotions, religious dogma, and contextual nuance. The stigma associated with abortion silences many women from sharing their experiences and leaves many people with false dichotomies about the values held by women who choose abortions versus those who don’t.Read on →
Because each branch of the military has its own training process, each is also responsible for its own implementation of the policy. Walsh cites an article about the Marines’ across-the-board physical fitness test that is being discontinued because too many women were, apparently, failing it. The point of failure is the female’s inability to do at least three chin-ups.Read on →
The gospel of Christ is love, and there is no love in judging. When we giggle and shake our heads and take pictures of the panties showing through sheer leggings, we aren’t being kind or loving. Neither is it kind or loving to judge someone for their relationship choices or parenting mistakes. And if there is no love in judging others, then Jesus wouldn’t be cool with it, no matter what Matt Walsh says.Read on →
I initially got really excited about the possibility of writing an article for this blog about something that Matt Walsh got completely right. Sadly, but predictably, Matt found a way to spoil things.Read on →
Apparently, in his echo chamber of insomnia-driven rants and poorly-researched tirades, Matt wants us to make the logical leap that discrimination, presumably of any kind, should never be addressed through judicial appeal because that would be hypocritical of any red-blooded, First-Amendment patriot.
Clearly, Matt’s a little confused.Read on →
Matt Walsh recently went on an insomnia-fueled tirade against what he calls “a culture of chemically dependent drug addicts”, all inspired by the long and ominous list of side effects associated with a particular prescription sleep aid. I get it. Nothing says YOLO like “may cause you to drive in your sleep” and “may cause […]Read on →
Don’t walk away from this post convinced that there’s an easy solution to immigration. Walk away wary of anyone who argues that there is, that he knows it, and that he can convey it in 8 paragraphs. Walk away with the understanding that emotions run deep on both sides of the issue and that both sides feel like they’re fighting for their security and the ability to provide for a family. Walk away from facile explanations that appeal to your fears and your preexisting opinions. You can’t fix immigration on your own — but you can fix how you talk about it.Read on →