On October 8, 2010, I went to my first flash mob. The light rail dance party was a blast and I took videos of the experience. About a week later, I was at local Jewish young professionals happy hour telling someone of my first flash mob exploits. They told me that they had just met someone else who was there.
Just a few weeks ago, New York Representative Anthony Weiner resigned from his congressional seat due to a Twitter induced sex scandal. The nation, particularly right wing talk show hosts, was in a frenzy. “Weiner” jokes, the nation was wrapped up with Weiner’s weiner. However, how big of a deal was it?
The United States of America has a fascinating history. It was first settled by people trying to escape religious persecution in Europe. At the same time, those people had very strong religious beliefs of their own.