Columns

August 17, 2011:
David Slays Goliath, Again: Megaloads Banned from Idaho’s ScenicHighway

August 3, 2011:
Thanks Uncle Sam for the Space Program and All the “Spin-Offs”

July 20, 2011:
Is the Royal Couple Really on a “Mystical” Journey?

December 25, 2005:
The Christmas Story and Other Redeeming Myths

December 28, 2005:
The Deceptions of War: Cooking the Intelligence on Iraq

January . 4, 2006:
Why Not Democracy in the Workplace?

January 14, 2006:
Gandhi, King, and Thoreau: Three Principles of Civil Disobedience

January 18, 2006:
A Woman’s Right to Choose Hangs in the Balance

January 25, 2006:
Happy 300th Birthday, Ben!  Franklin and Religious Liberalism

February 1, 2006:
The Many Sins of Moscow’s New St. Andrews College

February 8, 2006:
A Runaway Train: Administrative Salaries Steam Ahead of Faculty

February 15, 2006:
Was Katrina the Wrath of God?

February 22, 2006:
Happy 274th Birthday, George!

March 1, 2006:
Karma, Character, and America’s Destiny

March 8, 2006:
We Are All Liberals: Well, Almost All

March 22, 2006:
Would Saddam Have Been Better? Three Disastrous Years in Iraq

March 29, 2006:
Anti-Intellectualism and America’s Future

April 4, 2006:
The Gospel of Weak Belief

April 11, 2006:
Mad Max Meets Jesus Christ

April 18, 2006:
Chilling Parallels between Christian and Islamic Fundamentalists

April 25, 2006:
Why Reagan Can’t Save the Republicans

May 2, 2006:
The Real Meaning of Sodomy

May 9, 2006:
Mongolia: The Land of Chinggis Khan

May 17, 2006:
The Moment of Truth for America’s Death Penalty

May 23, 2006:
The Brutality Connection: Abu Ghraib and America’s Prisons

May 30, 2006:
Is the Gap so Great between Retro Red and Metro Blue?

June 6, 2006:
“Happy Hour” Is Not What Aristotle Had in Mind

June 13, 2006:
Liberals: Take Back the Flag!

June 20, 2006:
“Bring Them On!” Al-Zarqawi Heeds Bush’s Call

June 27, 2006:
Good King Now, but Bad King Later? Bhutan, Nepal, and Democracy

July 4, 2006:
Thank Adams and Jefferson for 230 Years without Religious Conflict

July 11, 2006:
Long Live the Braceros: Essential Guest Workers not Felons

July 25, 2006:
CIA Torture

August 1, 2006:
Historical Revisionism at Moscow’s Trinity Festival

August 8, 2006:
Moscow School Among the Top 40 Bible Colleges

August 15, 2006:
Iraq: One Step Forward; Three Steps Back

August 22, 2006:
Vietnam, Iraq, and Lebanon: Superpower Overkill Backfires

September 5, 2006:
Truth, Goodness, and Beauty

September 12, 2006:
Un-Declaring the War on Terror

September 19, 2006:
The Woman Who Drew the Boundaries of Iraq

September 26, 2006:
You’re Doing a Heckuva Job on the Economy, Bushie!

October 3, 2006:
Happy 137th Birthday, Gandhi!

October 10, 2006:
Afghanistan as Narcostan as well as Jihadistan (pdf for 2006 version)

October 17, 2006:
Congress Caves Into Bush on Detainee Bill

October 24, 2006:
Should Former Deans Retain Their High Salaries?

October 31, 2006:
What Part of Equality Don’t You Understand?

November 7, 2006:
Convergence not Conversion: Religious Unity in India

November 14, 2006:
Some Reflections on Veterans Day, 2006

November 21, 2006:  Buddhist Nationalism and Religious Violence in Sri Lanka

November 28, 2006:
Their Souls Live on the Cemetery of Books

December 5, 2006:
Virtue, Morality, and Expediency

December 12, 2006:
The Man Who Brought the Spanish Inquisition to Chile

December 19, 2006:
Whistleblowers Need More Protection at the University of Idaho

December 26, 2006:
The Palouse Pundit Looks Back at 2006

January 2, 2007:
Danish Social Democracy and “The Third Way”

January 9, 2007:
America’s Health Care is a National Disgrace

January 16, 2007:?
How Did We Lose Our Racial Color Blindness?

January 23, 2007:
Happy 270th Birthday, Tom Paine: Patriot and Vilified Theologian

January 30, 2007:
Selling Latah Health Services to Gritman Medical Center is a Wise Idea

February 6, 2007:
A Runaway Train 2007: Administrative Salaries Outstrip Faculty by 99%

February 13, 2007:
Happy 198th Birthday, Charles Darwin

February 20, 2007:
Two Presidents Named George and the Golden Rule

February 28 2007:
The Deceptions of War Reconfirmed

March 6, 2007:
The Queen’s “Tribe” is leaving Iraq

March 13, 2007:
Ed the Viking, Greenland, and Global Warming

March 20, 2007:
The Need for Liberation Theology is Greater than ever

March 27, 2007:
Tolerance for Islam in the Early American Republic

April 3 2007:
Woman, Bonobos, and Peace

April 10:
Mary Magdalene: Apostle to the Apostles

April 17:
What Ever Happened to the Last Judgement?

April 24:
America’s Moral Responsibility for Global Warming

May 1:
New St. Andrews College Must Earn the Respect of Other Institutions

May 8:
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May 15, 2007:
A Chilling Connection between Nanjing (1853) and Moscow (2003)

May 23, 2007:
Catholics May Have Good Reason for Abortion Reform

May 30, 2007:
The Passing of an Ugly Giant of the Religious Right

June 6, 2007:
Christ is Commander-in-Chief: Relative Violence in Islam and Christianity

June 13, 2007:
God is Dead (Again!): Secular Fundamentalists Fight Back

June 20, 2007:
The Global Peace Index: Norway #1; USA #96

June 27, 2007:
King of Morocco Takes His Country in a New Direction

July 4, 2007:
Senator Sam Brownback is Confused about Evolution

July 11, 2007:
The Living Goddess of Bhaktapur Loses Her Job

July 18, 2007:
America’s Health Care is a National Disgrace

August 1, 2007:
Moscow’s Trinity Festival Features Fraudulent Calvinists and Questionable Trinitarians

August 8, 2007:
Academic Tenure is Not Sacrosanct: The Cases of Professors Churchill and Maki

August 15, 2007:
Muslim Democrats and Republicans Have Ignorant Idaho Detractors

August 22, 2007:
Soles Hundreds of Feet Thick: Visualizing Economic Inequality in America

August 29, 2007:
Faulty Historical Parallels: Bush, Once Again, Draws the Wrong Lessons

September 5, 2007:
Lost in a World of Red and Green: Colorblind Males as Neglected Minority

September 12, 2007:
Here’s to Good Royalty: A Defense of Constitutional Monarchy

September 19, 2007:
IKEA: The Progressive Big Box Store from Sweden

September 26, 2007:
Celebrating our Muslim Neighbors by Acknowledging Their Cultural Heritage

October 3, 2007:
Moscow’s Calvinist College Makes the The New York Times

October 10, 2007:
A Denmark Retrospective: Fond Memories for Me and 41 Years of Socio-Economic Progress for the Danes

October 17, 2007:
The Three Ironies of Ed Iverson’s Report from Eastern Johnbirchistan

October 24, 2007:
The 454th Anniversary of the Burning of Michael Servetus

October 31, 2007:
Vote for Smart Growth in the City Council Election

November 7, 2007:
Benazir Bhutto Returns Home to Cheers and Bombs

November21, 2007:
The Failure of Abstinence-Only Sex Education

November28, 2007:
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December 5, 2007:
Face to Black Face with King Tut

December 12, 2007:
A Sad Chronicle of Complicity: Buddhism and Japanese Nationalism

December 19, 2007:
Civility is a Two-Way Street: Moscow’s Christ Church and Her Detractors

December 26, 2007:

Pontius the Pilot and the Flight to Egypt

January 16, 2008:
Bayard Rustin: The Gay Man Who Organized the 1963 March on Washington

January 23, 2008:
The Tribulations of Providing and Obtaining a Legal Abortion

January 30, 2008:
Why Not Democracy in Higher Education Workplaces?

February 6, 2008:
Indonesia: Rich Hindu Past and Moderate Muslim Future

February 13, 2008:
Quick Settlement of Wal-Mart Worker Strike is Suspicious

February 20, 2008:
Liberal Religion and Abraham Lincoln

February 27, 2008:
The Meterley Report: Always Giving 3.37 Inches More Than Yardley

March 5, 2008: ”
Don’t Tread on Me”: Americans Rise Up Against Alien Invaders

March 12, 2008:
Progress in Iraq is only Temporary or Illusory

March 19, 2008:
Tibetans Struggle in Dealing with an Orwellian Government

March 26, 2008:
Olympia Brown: Leading Suffragette and First Ordained Woman Minister

April 2, 2008:
On the Importance of Three Cups of Tea

April 9, 2008:
The Meandering Maverick: No Straight Talk from McCain on Religion

April 16, 2008:
One Haitian Woman’s Struggle to Save Her People and Her Land

April 23, 2008:
Rapa Nui: Case Study in Ecological Disaster

April 30, 2008:
Graduate Teaching Assistants: Exploited Labor on America’s Campuses

May 7, 2008:
The Doctrine of Discovery and the Christian Conquest of the World

May 14, 2008:
Good Manners, Civility, and Diplomacy

May 21, 2008:
Dear President White: You Owe Us Another Five Years

May 28, 2008:
Sandpoint Nurses May Lead Idaho Unions in a New Direction

June 4, 2008:
Two Himalayan Kingdoms Decide on Their Kings

June 11, 2008:
The U. S. Starts Killings Its Own Again

June 18, 2008:
Our Troops Deserve Better When They Come Home

June 25, 2008:
Detainees Are People Too: The Supreme Court Upholds the Magna Carta

July 2, 2008:
Let’s Not Forget the Ladies of the American Revolution

July 9, 2008:
Denmark Leads the World in Wind Power

July 16, 2008:
Warning to the GOP: Don’t Mess with Medicare

July 23, 2008:
The People of Moscow Raise $35,000 for Schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan

July 30, 2008:
The Lake Woebegon Blues: Where Can I buy a Good Green Car?

August 6, 2008:
Barack Obama is Right about the Surge

August 13, 2008:
Headscarves, Secularism, and Religious Freedom

August 20, 2008:
Please Register Here to Protest, but We Might Arrest You if You Do

August 27, 2008:
Krishna and Christ: Hindu and Christian Saviors

September 3, 2008:
Restoring Democracy in the American Workplace

September 10, 2008:
Obama’s Health Plan is Working in the Bay State; McCain’s would be a Disaster

September 17, 2008:
McCain’s Pit Bull Is Waging Cultural War on America

September 24, 2008:
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October 8, 2008:
Memo to McCain: The Economy Tanked Long Ago

October 15, 2008:
McCain’s Straight, but Unwise, Talk on Foreign Policy

October 22, 2008:
Palin Destroys McCain’s Credibility on Energy and the Environment

October 29, 2008:
Why I’m voting for Barack Obama and Joe Biden

November 5, 2008:
Hate Crimes Continue Against Gays; Necessary Legislation Stalled

November12, 2008:
The Persecution of Christians in India, Sri Lanka, and Iraq

November19, 2008:
PDF

December 3, 2008:
The Gateway of India becomes a Gateway of Death

December 24, 2008:
The Christ Child, Illegitimate Children, and the Meaning of the Gospel

January 28, 2009:
Idaho’s University Program Reduction Procedures “Severely Deficient”

(Los Cabos Daily News)
Obama’s Strengths: Superb Intellect, Openness, and Pragmatism

March 4, 2009:
500,000 Frozen Embryos Cry Out to be Born

March 25, 2009:
The Bamiyan Buddhas: The Destruction of Afghan Cultural Treasures

April 15, 2009:
Happy Birthday, Thomas Jefferson: “Atheist and Leveler from Virginia”

May 6, 2009:
The Power of Pride: Vice or Virtue?

May 13, 2009:
Malvina Reynolds: The Poetess of Protest

May 20, 2009:
The Party of Nehru and Gandhi Win Big in India

May 27, 2009:
Union Cards Instead of Credits Cards

June 3, 2009:
U.S. Loses Lead in Higher Education

June 10, 2009:
Neo-Puritans Rewrite Salem Witch Trial History

June 17, 2009:
University of Idaho Wastes Time and Money on “Chief Inspiration Officer”

June 24, 2009:
The Parma Research Station Must Continue Its Essential Work

July 1, 2009:
Do You Want Wall Street to Control Your Health Care?

July 8, 2009:
The World’s Largest Island Closer to Independence

July 15, 2009:
Should the Head of Nefertiti and the Elgin Marbles be Returned?

July 22, 2009:
Could King Hussein Have Stopped Saddam Hussein?

July 27, 2009:
Has Obama Taken His Eyes Off the Prize?

September 9, 2009:
Southwest Africa: A Century of Brutual Occupation

September 16, 2009:
The Preacher, the Congressman, and the Neo-Confederacy

September 23, 2009:
Tutu, Boesak, and Mandela: Giants of South African Liberation

September 30, 2009:

Not Yet the Mahatma: Gandhi in South Africa

October 7, 2009:
The Constituiton, the University, and Freedom of Speech

October 14, 2009:
Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Obama

October 21, 2009:
The Crisis in Idaho Higher Education

October 28, 2009:
A Tribute to the Rev. Forrest Church: Theologian, Historian, Humanitarian

November 4, 2009:
A Great Dream Unfulfilled : The Martin Institute at 30

November 11, 2009:
An Update on the Habib Sadid Case

November 18, 2009:
We Are All Bushmen and Women

November 25, 2009:
The Military, Religion, and Mental Health

December 2, 2009:
HIV-AIDS in Southern Africa: The World’s Highest Infection Rates

December 9, 2009:
Copenhagen: Climate Conference’s Well-Deserved Host

December 16, 2009:
The Myth of the Copenhagen Conspiracy

December 23, 2009:
“Do You Hear What I Hear?” Said the Little Lamb

December 30, 2009:
Ed Board Risks Legal Action and National Censure

January 6, 2010:
Dennis Brutus (1924-2009): South African Poet and Freedom Fighter

January 13, 2010:
Claudette Colvin: The Brave Young Woman Who Went Before Rosa Parks

January 19, 2011:
Abortion, English Common Law, and Fetal Pain

January 26, 2011:
HowMany More Jared Loughners?  America’s Mental Health Crisis

February 2, 2011:
TheBicentennial of America’s Largest Slave Revolt

February 9, 2011:
TheYouth-Driven Revolution in the Middle East

February 16, 2011:

February 23, 2011:
George Washington’s Religion Revisited

March 2, 2011:
The War on Unions is an Attack on Democratic Principles

March 9, 2011:
National Sanction Looms for Idaho State University

March 16, 2011:
My VeryOwn “Silver Streak” Adventure

March 23, 2011:
WhatHave We Accomplished in Iraq?

March 30, 2011:
TheTruth about Death and Taxes

April6, 2011:
TARPSaves Banks and GM, but not Home Owners

April27, 2011:
Christianitywithout Crucifixion in the Early Church

July 6, 2011:
Is theRoyal Couple Really on a “Mystical” Journey?