Monthly Archives: March 2016

More Independents Than Republicans or Democrats

According to a Gallup poll conducted in January, 42% of American voters consider themselves Independent, 29% Democrat, and 26% Republican. This reflects in part the continually abysmal approval ratings for Congress, which have bounced back and forth between 10% and … Continue reading

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In Desperate Narrative Straits

The following are quotations from a fascinating article I read some years ago. It seems more important now than ever. I no longer hear references to our “post-modern” age because, I would guess, we’ve grown tired of having nothing to … Continue reading

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Republican Rejection of Common Decency

Yes, I know Republican leaders are scrambling to find ways to stop Trump. I’m glad they have enough common sense to realize what a disastrous leader he would be, but I do not think for a moment that they oppose … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with today’s Republicans?

I have a deep admiration for Abraham Lincoln and the more I study his presidency, the deeper my respect. He was the first Republican president and so, we might think, the Republican Party must be building on the foundations Lincoln … Continue reading

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Disgust Might Slip into Fear

Trump has fostered violence. For every time he says he does not condone violence, there must be 20 or more times when he has overtly, blatantly encouraged it. One of the most offensive of his statements has been his idea … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Dawkins Delusion?”

A few days ago, I picked up and scanned through a book I first read 8 years ago — Alister McGrath’s The Dawkins Delusion. Obviously, it is a response to the 2006 book by Richard Dawkins called The God Delusion. … Continue reading

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Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October of 2009, about nine months after taking office. The prize was oddly premature since he had not actually accomplished anything tangible. Why was it given? I believe it was a … Continue reading

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