Category: America

Uncle Bernie

Why Muslim Voters Love Bernie Sanders By Steve Friess, 2/26/20 at 10:53 AM EST   At last night’s messy Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina, one of the messiest moments came when Bernie Sanders was asked to address the concerns of American Jews over his Mideast policies. The Vermont senator firmly voiced his commitment to …

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Impeachment 101

Trump’s Not Richard Nixon. He’s Andrew Johnson. Betrayal. Paranoia. Cowardice. We’ve been here before. By Tim Murphy, January/February 2020 Issue of Mother Jones   It’s not hard to think of a historical precedent for President Donald Trump’s attempts to trade military assistance to the Ukrainian government for actionable dirt on his chief political rival. The …

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

  Ramblin’ Jack By The Arkansas Times’ The Observer, December 13, 2018   The Observer, like a lot of folks, is drawn to the real places: barbecue joints and honky-tonks, seedy truck stops and greasy little diners where the waitresses and clerks still call you “Hun,” used bookstores that have been there since Faulkner was …

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And no one dared to ask him any more questions.

  Faith and Immortality Christian belief in immortality is a corollary of the total Christian faith. It is not the initial affirmation of the Christian creed, not is it a detachable item that can be held in isolation; it is an involved consequence, part and parcel of the whole Christian view of life. Uniformly the …

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Against the New Nationalism

An Appeal to Our Fellow Christians By The Editors, August 19, 2019   Each day more signs point to a tremendous shift in American conservatism away from the prior consensus and toward the new nationalism of Donald Trump. This is evident not only in the recent National Conservatism Conference held in July in Washington, D.C., …

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If I could apologize

If I could apologize   To the Honorable Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, United States House of Representatives representing the 5th District of Minnesota, If I could apologize for how Americans have treated you this week, where would I begin? I apologize for being part of a privileged “white” tribe that thinks itself superior to all others. …

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Gristle in your tea (deep thoughts for dark times)

Love and be killed   The Gospels insist upon two antithetical truths which express the tragedy of the human condition: the first is that if you do not love you will not be alive; the second is that if you do love you will be killed. If you cannot love you remain self-enclosed and sterile, …

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