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Commentary: It's time to stop using the 'R word'

I read an interesting article in a recent issue of a Washington, D.C., paper. It was on the Opinion page and was by a former player for the Washington NFL team. And he just happens to be a member of the Coquille Tribe of southwest Oregon. He made a point that the emblem on his helmet was not him. He was a defensive end for Washington in 1970. As he said, he is not an Indian, he is a Coquille. And that leads me to what follows.

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Commentary: What Democratic confusion!

richard-hoover.jpg Has there ever been a junior varsity guest columnist who, all at once, takes on the outpourings of two award-winning professional commentators -- in this case, the two who starred in last Saturday's Opinion Page? Taken together, Andy Schmookler and Robert Reich rail against white, male and heterosexual privilege, champion "justice" in the form of social and economic equality and, in order to fulfill what Reich calls "our obligations to one another," would vigorously bleed the capitalist system to the advantage of their long-devalued and disadvantaged constituents.

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Reader Commentary: Free to not have to believe what everyone else does

Well, it appears that the right wing religious groups are up in arms over the recent Supreme Court decisions on federal benefits for legally married same sex couples and Proposition 8 in California.

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