The First Amendment Was Intended To Protect Us From The Religious Right

Freedom of religion (and from it) was so vital to our Founding Fathers that they made it a key part of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Religious freedom is what this country was originally founded on, and the Puritans demonstrated for us why the separation of church and state is so important […]

A Thanksgiving Day Tribute to Sarah Hale: Feminist, Bane of Presidents & Turkeys

Today when you utter her name, turkeys all across the Fruited Plain run for cover.  Yet during Sarah Josepha Buell Hale’s lifetime, it was U.S. Presidents who stuck their heads in the sand when they saw one of her frequent epistolary missives sticking out of a White House mailbag. When you raise your first glass […]