Category: Culture

What we should be talking about

  Seems a mea culpa – Latin for “Oops!” – is in order. Who knew our prodigal practitioner could issue a challenge and then dictate rules of engagement for any who dared?  My last ramble apparently strayed far afield from doctor’s orders. Oops! #2 – my last letter left the impression that China’s “Great Wall” …

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My conscience leaves me no other choice

Time to Break the Silence on Palestine By Michelle Alexander, Jan. 19, 2019   On April 4, 1967, exactly one year before his assassination, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stepped up to the lectern at the Riverside Church in Manhattan. The United States had been in active combat in Vietnam for two years …

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Everyone loves a parade

  Dear editor, George Bernard Shaw is credited with this bit of wisdom:  “If you want to tell people the truth, you’d better make them laugh or they’ll kill you.”  John Naisbitt, American author and speaker, was perhaps following that sage advice when he wrote “leadership involves finding a parade and getting in front of …

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Oklahoma is worth the wait

A poem to progressives plotting mass exodus By Lauren Zuniga, November 18, 2010   There is a sick pit in your stomach. A plantation in your front yard. The static flicker of black and white. An absurd talking picture, where sepia skin is now villain. You are not sure who to trust anymore. Everyone walks …

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The triumph of fundamentalism

The Hypocrisy of Hanukkah By Michael David Lukas, Dec. 1, 2018   It’s the question that Jewish parents instinctively dread. A few months ago, I was sitting on the couch with my 3-year-old daughter, watching YouTube videos about animals in space, when out of nowhere she looked up at me and asked: “Dada, can we …

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Old grievances

Pastors, Not Politicians, Turned Dixie Republican By Chris Ladd, Mar 27, 2017, 09:16am   “White Democrats will desert their party in droves the minute it becomes a black party.” Kevin Phillips, The Emerging Republican Majority, 1969 Thirty years ago, archconservative Rick Perry was a Democrat and liberal icon Elizabeth Warren was a Republican. Back then there were …

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Well-orchestrated hysteria

In U.S. Media, Israel Is Untouchable By Gideon Levy, Dec 02, 2018 4:01 AM   Marc Lamont Hill is an American writer and lecturer in communications at Temple University in Philadelphia, and also an analyst with CNN. In a speech last week at a United Nations conference he called for “international action that will give …

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