This is the third article about myths that help keep Congress broken. The first one was about elections. The second one was that it’s someone’s fault. This one is about the myth that we should fight harder. Continue reading
Three myths keep Congress broken. The first is a myth of elections.
Myth 1: An incumbent either serves the people or is replaced.
America has a myth about campaign finance reform. The myth is that imposing limits on campaign donations will make elections fair. Continue reading
What do you create? What does it mean to be black? Or to be white? Or pink or red or yellow or tan or even paint ourselves orange?
Color means nothing. The meaning comes from us, from the meanings you accept. From the meanings you believe and hold on to. Continue reading
Sexism is pervasive. A perfect example appeared when a male Facebook friend posted a comment above a cartoon: Continue reading
One of the enduring fallacies of humanity is that systems work. Systems don’t work, so we shouldn’t demonize them. Whether it’s Democracy, Socialism, Monarchy, Christianity, Islam, or Judaism. Systems don’t work. They work somewhat, sometimes. They might seem to work at times, even wonderfully. But it’s not that a system works. It’s that people are making the system work. Continue reading
As a Jew today, loosely affiliated with a reform congregation, I’m proud of our morality to live a life as an example to others, our duty to fix an imperfect world, and that our highest holiday has us atone for our own imperfections and mistakes. At the same time, the religion seems to me to have other faults. A big one is that we have a brutal and primitive history. We rarely dwell on how susceptible we all are to basic faults that allow such evil. Continue reading