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I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I call myself that in order to distinguish myself from the dominant strain of North American Christianity. At the risk of sounding arrogant and judgmental, I am ...
Bill Day 04/30/2015 137 42 - -
“The Horror! The Horror”: Iraq Body Count
During our war in Iraq, we often heard about our troops, often referred to as “heroes,” who had died in the war. The total number of our troops who died in Iraq was approximately 4800. ...
Bill Day 03/28/2015 102 125 1 -
An Orwellian Dictionary for Our Time
I started this “dictionary” shortly after seeing a 60 Minutes segment about rare earth elements. After learning that we use vast quantities of such elements, particularly in the new F-35 jet ...
Bill Day 03/25/2015 13 9 - -
Maximum Wage
Many of us have long recognized that this country needs to increase the minimum wage. But merely raising the minimum wage will not address the excessive and increasing concentrations of wealth that ...
Bill Day 02/18/2015 33 7 - -
Warrior Police
It’s been four weeks since the shooting deaths of officers Ramos and Liu, and the NYPD apparently remain angry, blaming Mayor de Blasio and those protesting against police killings. Patrick Lynch, ...
Bill Day 01/18/2015 8 4 1 -
Police Under Siege!
The mainstream media lately have been decrying the 56% increase this year in the numbers of police officers fatally shot in the line of duty, apparently outraged that 50 police have been shot this ...
Bill Day 01/06/2015 11 2 - -
“. . . As We Forgive Our Debtors”: A Moral Case for Debt Refusal
We have all been brought up with the idea that we must pay our debts, that failure to pay back a debt is morally wrong. Since the 2008 financial crisis, banks have argued that writing down debt, ...
Bill Day 12/21/2014 40 14 2 -
On Unconscious Racism
My primary purpose here is to call attention to a recent article on the unconscious racism that infects nearly all us white Americans, even, as I suggested in an earlier diary , the most well-...
Bill Day 12/02/2014 4 3 - -
Republican Myth: Deficit Spending Threatens Our Future
If we are ever again to achieve progressive governance in this country, we must boldly challenge a number of insidious myths promulgated by Republicans and in many cases moderate Democrats as well. ...
Bill Day 11/22/2014 108 45 5 -
My Heroes
Often on Thursday mornings I volunteer at a local church in a poor neighborhood in Griffin, GA, the town in which I live. Since the mills closed and moved overseas about 15 years ago, Griffin has ...
Bill Day 11/12/2014 1 2 - -
What Do We Do Now?
It was, no doubt, a dismal election. The forces of hate, fear, bigotry, ignorance and dishonesty have won. But while pundits talk about the impact of Senate and gubernatorial races, probably the ...
Bill Day 11/11/2014 17 11 - -
"Russia Revealed"
On October 3-17, I was privileged to take a river cruise with Grand Circle Cruise lines called “Russia Revealed.” I can best sum up the trip by saying that “revealed” is an appropriate title ...
Bill Day 10/31/2014 4 7 - -
Dick Cheney, Prophet
Bill Moyers, in a June 29th interview with anti-war Middle East scholar and retired Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich, quotes from a 1994 interview with Dick Cheney, altogether too outspoken former VP :
Bill Day 09/26/2014 7 5 - -
The Failures of Capitalism
Localized small business capitalism can be, in theory, a workable system that provides a decent living standard for those living in small communities. But even in such a system there is no such ...
Bill Day 09/12/2014 29 52 3 -
Racist Nation
I am at once deeply saddened and profoundly angry at the murder of Michael Brown and the subsequent militarized police action in Ferguson, Missouri. This is no ordinary police effort to maintain ...
Bill Day 08/26/2014 65 95 1 -
Why Are Honduran Refugee Children Crossing Our Border? Because WE DROVE THEM OUT OF THEIR COUNTRY
Ok. So the sensationalist headline is grossly oversimplified. The chain of events that led these refugee children to flee their home is complex, but there can be no doubt that our policies toward ...
Bill Day 08/01/2014 13 10 - -
Some Things Worth Fighting (Non-violently) For
This is just a laundry list—no development and no particular order, just issues I care about deeply. It’s a product of frustration and anger about many things I’d like to write about in detail ...
Bill Day 06/21/2014 11 5 1 -
In God We Trust? I think not.
Where I live in Georgia, license plates with the phrase “In God We Trust” are ubiquitous. Though I am a follower of Jesus Christ, I will not put such a license plate on my car. Intended as a ...
Bill Day 05/05/2014 77 109 4 -
Cut Federal Contractor Executives’ Pay
Two or three times a month I have the privilege of listening to desperately poor people tell their stories. It seems as though virtually every one of them I have talked to in the last several months ...
Bill Day 04/27/2014 16 8 - -
A Modest Republican Proposal for People Lacking Health Insurance
We encounter them constantly in places as varied as subways, airplanes, restaurants, and stores. They’re at McDonalds and WalMart, in Target and Starbucks. Over and over again, we are forced to ...
Bill Day 04/19/2014 8 4 - -
The True “Makers” and “Takers”: Re-defining Work
Many of our politicians along with the rest of the 1% have led us in a fundamentally dishonest understanding of the nature of work. They have come to define work as simply holding a job for which we ...
Bill Day 03/03/2014 85 72 1 -
Republican Jobs Plan
Here's our new jobs plan. We think it incorporates the essence of our ideology and should appeal to all Republicans, from Tea Partiers to establishment Republicans.
Bill Day 03/01/2014 5 6 - -
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