Bread and Circus

The Roman and US Empires: A point of view “There is nothing so frightening as ignorance in action.”  — Goethe The fall of the Roman Empire has been the subject of much debate and comment for many centuries.  Indeed, the founding of our own republic was built on the founder’s of this country’s understanding of […]

Obama's Fundamentalist Religion and Super Patriotism Equals A National Day of Prayer: Couldn't We Have A Day of Reason Instead?

President Obama, looking a lot like his predecessor George W. Bush, just announced that May 7th will be a National Day of Prayer. Religious zealots have applauded Obama’s broadening of the faith-based initiative that George Bush began and like the fact that Obama is reaching out to evangelicals.  In response, Americans United for Separation of Church […]