Australia’s Abuse of Migrants

When it comes to Australia, people in the United States seem to take an attitude that largely consists of indifference: most of us don’t understand the basics of Australian politics, government, and culture, we don’t know the geography of the nation at all, we aren’t familiar with its history. What we do know about Australia […]

Women In Politics: Gender Doesn’t Determine Political Party

There’s an assumption a lot of people of liberal persuasion tend to make about women who are politically involved: That, by very nature of their gender, they should be liberal. Because clearly, liberal-leaning politics provide more opportunities for women (including treating them like human beings instead of incubators), and women should just be naturally progressive […]

Evangelism, Politics, and Balance

The war on women in the United States finally seems to be attracting mainstream attention, after years of warnings about the mounting intensity of attacks on women, and what they meant. Growing attempts to restrict access to reproductive health services, to reverse gains made in women’s rights, to force women into a subjugated position, are […]

Special Edition Link Roundup: Mental Illness, Speculation, Social Attitudes, and the Giffords Shooting

As I think most of us are aware at this point, a tragic incident occurred in Arizona this weekend; a shooter opened fire on a crowd of people attending a ‘Congress on Your Corner’ event in Tucson hosted by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Six people were killed, numerous people were injured, and the Congresswoman was gravely […]