Akhtar’s and Dostoevsky’s Examinations of Freedom, Reason and Faith

“There is nothing more seductive for man than the freedom of his conscience, but there is nothing more tormenting either” –The Grand Inquisitor (From Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov 254)   “…an attempt to liberate the more heartfelt metaphorical version of religious experience from the literalist dogma of the orthodoxy…”                                     -Ayad Akhtar (From The… Read More Akhtar’s and Dostoevsky’s Examinations of Freedom, Reason and Faith

PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE-Why I Am a Democrat: Response to a Critic Who Calls My Views “Very Unrefined” (a manifesto of sorts)

[My response, my story, my fundamental principles, for the record, part 1 of 2] [My response, my story, my fundamental principles, for the record, part 2 of 2] I pay attention to my critics because I value transparency, accountability, and intellectual discussion about challenging issues, especially in the realm of politics because policies directly affect… Read More PUBLIC COMMENT LIVE-Why I Am a Democrat: Response to a Critic Who Calls My Views “Very Unrefined” (a manifesto of sorts)

Trump/Putin Trying to Control Our Minds: Resist and Spread the Message- #ImpeachTrumpNow

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin and everyone in their cultish gang are working desperately to control our minds and taking blatantly unconstitutional approaches to achieve those ends. I know! It sounds crazy. I feel like I’m dreaming (and it’s a nightmare) but alas let us review recent attempts on the part of president… Read More Trump/Putin Trying to Control Our Minds: Resist and Spread the Message- #ImpeachTrumpNow

I WANT A DEMOCRATIC AND TRANSPARENT EAST WINDSOR- FROM THE 10/7/14 EAST WINDSOR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

  I asked East Windsor Mayor Janice Mironov for three things last night: 1)To respond to me, when I speak at meetings; 2)Video records of all town council meetings provided by the town; 3) A Democratically elected mayor. She literally ignored me and moved on to the next agenda item. Is this the kind of… Read More I WANT A DEMOCRATIC AND TRANSPARENT EAST WINDSOR- FROM THE 10/7/14 EAST WINDSOR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

CBS’ SCOTT PELLEY: “I TRULY, DEEPLY, DO NOT CARE”; “MAYBE IT’S A GENTIC DEFECT”

I had the wonderful opportunity of attending the College Media Association (CMA) Spring National College Media Convention in Times Square, where I got to ask CBS’s Scott Pelley a few questions about freedom and bias. The CMA describes itself on its website (http://www.collegemedia.org/site/about.html) as “the preeminent source for education and support for professionals and students… Read More CBS’ SCOTT PELLEY: “I TRULY, DEEPLY, DO NOT CARE”; “MAYBE IT’S A GENTIC DEFECT”