James Bond and the Glue Factory

Yesterday’s big news in the entertainment world was the revelation that James Bond is being retired. Not Daniel Craig, who succeeded Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan in the role, but James Bond himself....

American Jante

Pop singer Ariana Grande is on the cover of this month’s Vogue, and, naturally, some folks have found something to complain about. Apparently, at least a few think that a deliberate effort to darken her skin color was made, presumably to look “black”...

Whence Morality?

Many times, I’ve come across arguments positing that morality cannot exist without religion, and variants thereof that assert that the tenets of Western law and civilization are themselves born of religious teachings (aka The Ten Commandments in the Public...

The Government And The People

Yesterday’s blog post, Hating Our Heritage, drew a wide range of responses. Some (notably from people who rather obviously read only an introductory comment and not the post itself) were rather reactionary, arguing straw men and the points that they wanted to...

Hating our Heritage

With Independence Day looming, Nike designed a patriotic sneaker, with the Betsy Ross flag, and started manufacturing for sale to the public. Colin Kaepernick, who’s built a second career as a self-appointed influencer of all things race- and slavery-related,...