A Sarah Palin-inspired naturalization examination answer key

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Last week we all learned something – a unique historical interpretation of Paul Revere’s ride by Sarah Palin. She later had the opportunity to explain how her version of history was correct. Convinced, people then went onto Wikipedia to change the entry for Paul Revere to reflect Sarah Palin’s version of history as the correct version. Steven Colbert demonstrated the technical feasibility of her version of history. It was certainly reassuring that Americans are able to re-evaluate their history and not…

Even if Trump is right, he’s wrong.

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Donald Trump, among others, is raising the issue again. President Obama is not entitled to be President because he was not born in the United States. Not because Hawaii was not a state yet, as Hawaii was admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959, and Barack Obama was born on August 4, 1961, but because President Obama was actually born abroad. Not that there is any proof he was born abroad, but because of some concerns about the availability…

Time Magazine mini-scandal highlights unexplored dimension to immigration debate

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

We are all likely familiar with the concept of the “culture wars,” wherein people debate the changes in the culture including issues like guns, sexuality, homosexuality, drugs, religion, and morality. Concerns run from whether to take your hat off indoors to gay marriage. Current manifestations are clear with the Tea Party and Sarah Palin’s soccer moms versus John Stewart and Steven Colbert. Often unnoticed in the media is that immigration is a front in the culture wars.