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

The Dangers of Thinking We Live In A Dangerous World

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A hierarchy within digital media acts as a firewall to shut down much of the internet’s openness, especially communication with the media and political elite. For the elite, the internet . . . → Read More: The Dangers of Thinking We Live In A Dangerous World

The Killing Of Those Who Raise Their Hands

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As the harvest season of politics opens and the fundraising of early seed money begins, let’s not forget the the massive piles of money raised will be built on binary structures. Binary . . . → Read More: The Killing Of Those Who Raise Their Hands

In US Politics, Where Do Correct Ideas Come From?

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“Keep It Stupid” is the media meme for all of the announced Presidential campaigns. Hillary walks into a fast food operation in Maumee, Ohio and a Fox host calls it “Hispanic . . . → Read More: In US Politics, Where Do Correct Ideas Come From?