Barack Obama’s speech on religion in America

I just watched Barack Obama’s recent speech on religion in America. I *really* like what he had to say. Obama discusses a few key interrelated topics: his personal religious background, the religious divide in America, and the importance of upholding church-state separation. Advertisements

Romney OUT. I wonder if George Steinbrenner will give him a consolatory phone call.

CNN reports that Mitt Romney has officially ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney is quoted as saying that if he were to continue his campaign he would be forestalling “the launch of a national campaign and be making it easier for Senator Clinton or Obama to win.” He went on to say … Continue reading

Implicit newscaster sexism against Hillary Clinton. A good observation by Mrs. Bad Astronomer

The wife of Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy made an interesting observation on Super Tuesday. She noticed that newscasters and commentators were referring to Hillary Clinton on a first-name basis, but to all other candidates either by last name or fullĀ  name. I agree with Mrs. BA in her assessment that this is a clear … Continue reading