Why I am not a Democrat (or a Republican)

I spent the weekend before the election in Washington, D.C. being reminded of the passion for critique on which our country was founded. Standing in the rotunda of the Jefferson Memorial, it’s dizzying to read “I have sworn… eternal hostility … Continue reading

Industries of Cruelty

Less than a week after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals employees in North Carolina faced charges of cruelty for performing anesthetized euthanasia on unwanted animals, then tossing them in dumpsters, the state’s council of commissioners had to vote … Continue reading

war in iraq

I wasn’t going to write anything about the war, even though it is something I think about everyday. Mainly, I wasn’t going to write about it because I know where I stand on it, and my views are usually just … Continue reading