Dec 06 2016

Kindred Spirits

Dominionism Rising: A Theocratic Movement Hiding in Plain Sight

By Frederick Clarkson, August 18, 2016

 

This article appears in the Summer 2016 edition of The Public Eye magazine.

In June 2016, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) held a private meeting with conservative movement leaders to plot his political future. Attendees afterwards cast him in the role of Ronald Reagan, who’d lost the 1976 Republican presidential nomination to Gerald Ford but led a conservative comeback in 1980 that made Jimmy … [more]

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Dec 02 2016

Just below the surface

 

The Fringe Is the Majority

By Reggie L. Williams, 11-30-2016

 

Like many people in the nation, I was deeply disturbed when I stayed up late watching the election results on Nov. 8. This country elected Donald Trump to succeed the nation’s first African-American president — a deed that was in no way coincidental. President Obama’s election was an historic moment: the United States sent a black family to live in the house that slaves built as a residence … [more]

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Nov 29 2016

Little brother

 

Important!

Little brother, thanks for your latest erudite (as always) letter to the editor.  Good to know that Gawdamighty speaks to you in varied ways.  For years now we’ve been trying to figure out not only how Gawdamighty talks to you, but just what in the hell He’s been telling you!  Because it sure doesn’t jive with those parts of your Good Book that talk about all that cheek-turning stuff that got that preacher-feller Jesus killed in Palestine, way … [more]

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Nov 29 2016

Cassandra

The Observer’s weekly column in the November 24 2016 CE edition of the Arkansas Times

 

The Observer’s grandfather on our mother’s side was a crackerjack fella. Grew up in the sandy hills north of Conway. County boy, through and through. During hog-killing time in December 1941, the story in our family goes, when word of Pearl Harbor reached his little community, he and his friends loaded into his T-model truck and made the rough journey to the first speck … [more]

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Nov 20 2016

I’m sorry

The Observer’s weekly column in the November 17 2016 CE edition of the Arkansas Times

 

Dear young people,

You’re probably not reading this. Not many of you, anyway, because you don’t read newspapers anymore. You get your news from the Twitter or the Facebook or some website I’m too old to have even heard of yet. But I have something I want to say to any young person who might be reading this.

I’m sorry.

I’m sorry we stood … [more]

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Nov 19 2016

Some random reflections

Some random reflections…

 

Important!

Last Tuesday evening, on November 15 2016 (one week after the dismal day that saw Donald J. Trump elected to be America’s next president), a group of concerned Garland County progressives met to discuss where we go from here.  These are some still-evolving thoughts on what to do next, and on why we can’t just keeping doing things the same way we always have…

– Monsieur d’Nalgar, Dimanche 20 novembre 2016

 

First, it was nice … [more]

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Nov 14 2016

Armageddon 101

 

Warning!

Here’s a bit of eschatological wackadoodlery that showed up in today’s paper under the most appropriate title of “Tiresome rhetoric“…

 

Dear editor:

 

While the presidential election is over, the same old and tiresome rhetoric will continue to be heard for weeks and months to come, especially from the radio and television news programs. They will analyze the election and then analyze the analysis of the results — ad nauseam. Even before the election ended … [more]

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