Religion and Abortion, and

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“When life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something God intended to happen,” said Republican candidate Richard Mourdock in Indiana (a Midwest state of farms and cities) in 2012. The State Treasurer, . . . → Read More: Abortion, Religion, and Rape: America’s Politics 2016

The GOP Is A Muddle, Their Politics A Puddle

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A muddle exists in our politics; a dark cloud lined with silver shrouds that Republicans have avowed to take down and give to the rich who are endowed with hot licks . . . → Read More: The GOP Is A Muddle, Their Politics A Puddle

Sister, Can You Spare 200 Billion?

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This is the conversation taking place in America:

Brother, can you spare $100 to $200 billion?

Why?

I need to build a wall across a US border.

Why?

You should be outraged and better . . . → Read More: Sister, Can You Spare 200 Billion?

Single Incident Politics

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As President Obama demonstrates world class skills at building solid coalitions, from his Africa Summit, to financial embargoes against a variety of aggressor states to a far reaching trade agreement with 11 Asian countries, to the nuclear . . . → Read More: Single Incident Politics

“Enemies,” The Cop Son Says: “ISIL Kills the Lowest of the Low”

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With plenty of guilty and blame to go around, groups and persons inside and out of the United States are expanding the broad brush of oppression and false . . . → Read More: “Enemies,” The Cop Son Says: “ISIL Kills the Lowest of the Low”

What Flag, Whose Heritage?

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What the Confederate flag represents in whatever form is not courage or bravery or valor. The men who fought under it presented those qualities and their memory can be reviewed. But not the flag–or flags. They . . . → Read More: What Flag, Whose Heritage?

Forgiveness Is As Natural As Breathing, But It Takes Work

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In a single act — forgiveness — anchors our strength, clears our way, and removes blocks put in our way by others and by our reaction. Through it, we honor our martyrs, and . . . → Read More: Forgiveness Is As Natural As Breathing, But It Takes Work

Charleston: A Diary of Death In My Hometown

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Again, bad news has shaped the mourning and pain of a community.

Again, bullets have found innocent targets, shredded bodies and left them lifeless.

Once more, something . . . → Read More: Charleston: A Diary of Death and the Evidence of Faith, In My Hometown

Meet Three From The Deep Republican Bench

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The Republican “deep bench” of Presidential candidates includes a former pastor turned television personality who claimed President Obama was born in Kenya, then lied about what he said—and later claimed the President . . . → Read More: Sandbag These Three From The Deep Republican Bench

Freedom and 17 Corollaries of Psychological Dissonance Assigned To Republicanism

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Inherent in any freedom is responsibility. A cautious, well-founded concern for a freedom which does no harm is the bedrock of freedom’s exercise. Those who assert freedom has no limits . . . → Read More: Freedom and 17 Corollaries of Psychological Dissonance Assigned To Republicans