Category: Christianity

We all have so much work to do

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: ‘Trump is where he is because of his appeal to racism’ By Donald McRae, Friday 8 December 2017 13.26 EST   Like all people my age I find the passage of time so startling,” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says with a quiet smile. The 70-year-old remains the highest points-scorer in the history of the NBA …

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War

  Hedd Wyn: the shepherd poet whose story shows the stupidity of war By Giles Fraser, Thursday 9 November 2017   When the first world war broke out, the poet Ellis Humphrey Evans was working as a shepherd on the family hill farm in north Wales. Generally better known by his bardic name, Hedd Wyn, …

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Memory is stubborn

Invention of the Mizrahim By Susan Abulhawa, 20 Sept 2017   The State of Israel was conceived at the turn of the 20th century in Eastern Europe by a group of elite European Jews who launched a movement called Zionism that sought to establish a physical nation state exclusive to Jews. It was a typical …

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Thoughts and prayers

Why I’m no longer talking to God about gun sprees after the Texas shooting By Grace Dent, Monday 6 November 2017 17:36 GMT   After the killing on Sunday of 26 members of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs in Wilson County, shot dead in the middle of a church service, I am calling …

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Shameless wealth transfer

A Tax Plan for a New Gilded Age By the New York Times Editorial Board, November 2, 2017   With their new bill that would slash taxes on the wealthy and blow up the federal budget deficit, House Republicans and President Trump are making it absolutely clear whom they are working for — the top …

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He was too stuck up

  Dear editor: When someone is lying and doing a bunch of crooked stuff and you know they’re lying and doing a bunch of crooked stuff and you’re OK with them lying and doing a bunch of crooked stuff, well, don’t expect a great outcome. Hillary — maybe that’s “what happened.” Why didn’t the NFL …

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Because a few inky wretches say so

  Dear editor, Back in the late 1960s, Simon and Garfunkel sang the question, “What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson?” In 2017, that simple question is answered week after week, as the same ilky rabble of letter writers, merry contrarians all, stain these pages with their regressive nonsense. Murderer. Killer. Socialist. Muslim. Mexican. Terrorist. There’s …

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