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America isn’t a business

In Politics by Lamar Henderson0 Comments

A while back, I happened onto a story on the Web about Gene Simmons, bassist for the band Kiss, endorsing Mitt Romney for president. “America is a business and should be run by a businessman,” Simmons said. Well, Gene is entitled to his opinion. He is, after all, a pretty astute businessman himself, being able to carve a nearly 40-year …

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The business of censorship

In Culture, Politics by Lamar Henderson0 Comments

There are plenty of people out there who know how you should live your life. Some of these people take the direct approach. If you do something they don’t like, they will confront you directly, sometimes with rhetoric, sometimes with violence. Sometimes, they will convince others in the community to shun you. Shunning has been popular for a long time, …