I told my daughter she can do anything. She didn’t believe me.

Tonight before bed, my 6-year-old daughter was telling me about a boys-vs-girls competition at school today, which the girls won. I responded by saying, “Yay, girls rule!” She cheerfully joined in at first, but then she stopped. Her expression grew more serious, and she said, “But not now, because Donald Trump rules.” I told her Donald Trump doesn’t … Continue reading I told my daughter she can do anything. She didn’t believe me.

How this is about context (and not botching the Bible)

So…the debate on Capitol Hill turned biblical the other day. Democrats and Republicans took turns quoting Scripture during a debate over a proposed $4 billion cut to the welfare program formerly known as food stamps (now the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP). Kicking things off, Representative Juan Vargas (D-California): There are starving children in … Continue reading How this is about context (and not botching the Bible)

Fast food continent

Recently, I saw this ad—one of several from the Acton Institute, a conservative think tank that advocates, among other things, the use of free market economics to help fight poverty. I respect the Acton Institute. I think they have several good ideas about fighting poverty. Some of their other ads advocate things like microloans for … Continue reading Fast food continent