Friday Talking Points [353] -- Donald Trump, Frontrunner

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Yes, it’s strange but true — Donald Trump is now a frontrunner for the Republican nomination for president. That’s a pretty breathtaking place for the Republican Party to find itself in, . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [353] — Donald Trump, Frontrunner

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?

Friday Talking Points [352] -- Always Twirling For Freedom!

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It’s officially a holiday since tomorrow’s the nation’s birthday and all, but since this column took a vacation last week, we thought we’d better get a new column out today. . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [352] — Always Twirling For Freedom!

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

Illinois 18th Congressional Candidates Support Climate Action in Democratic Debate

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The two Democrats running to replace Aaron Schock in Illinois’ 18th Congressional district supported action on climate change in a recent debate sponsored by several news organizations. . . . → Read More: Congressional Candidates Agree on Climate Science, Differ on Solutions in IL-18

Change the World

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Grumpy: You know Mouse, sometimes the things we need to say can only be said by poets and musicians. When the world gets upside down maybe it only seems so because we are upside down and need . . . → Read More: Change the World

Sunday Talks for 6/21/15

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On ABC’s “This Week.” ABC News’ Martha Raddatz speaks to Charleston, South Carolina Mayor Joseph Riley after the deadly shooting. The New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb and author Charlayne Hunter-Gault will offer their insights and analysis of . . . → Read More: Sunday Talks for 6/21/15

Friday Talking Points [351] -- Racist Domestic Terrorism

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It’s been a rollercoaster week in the political world, beginning with Hillary Clinton shifting the gears of her campaign by holding her first big rally, which was immediately followed by the . . . → Read More: Friday Talking Points [351] — Racist Domestic Terrorism

Cleveland Has A Problem

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Cleveland has a problem. On the news, New York is still filled with hotheads and loudmouths with little common sense or self awareness, acting like petulant bullies, but when you visit, as I did last week, . . . → Read More: Cleveland Has A Problem