Monthly Archives: June 2016

Irresponsibility: trump’s favorite tool

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a young theologian in Germany in the 30s, was one of the first to publicly speak out against Adolf Hitler, recognizing Hitler’s lust for tyrannical powers. A fundamental concept in the thinking of Dietrich Bonhoeffer was “responsibility.” We … Continue reading

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Republican Failure to Achieve partisan Goals

800 days — That’s how long the 8th Republican congressional investigation into Benghazi lasted. About 200 days longer than the 9/11 investigation. $7,000,000 — That’s how much taxpayer money was spent by the committee led by Republican Trey Goudy. Tens … Continue reading

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Was Brexit a Blind Choice?

It is not surprising that these are the top five questions about the EU asked of Google in the UK after the vote for leaving the EU. What does it mean to leave the EU? What is the EU? Which … Continue reading

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Theme of the 21st Century: Powerlessness

I wish I could shout it from the rooftops: The theme of western culture in the 21st century so far has been powerlessness. The rate of change has been so fast that people feel helplessly caught in a a rushing … Continue reading

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trumping America

[The following was first posted in August of 2012.] I am proud that in America anyone can dream of becoming president, even someone as ill-qualified as Donald Trump or Sarah Palin, but I am embarrassed for our country that anyone … Continue reading

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Pot trump Calls Kettle Clinton a Liar

I’m not a particular fan of Hillary Clinton. She seems to me to represent a continuation of political strategies that need to be supplanted. But I most certainly do not believe trump is in any conceivable sense an improvement. Our … Continue reading

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Staff Shakeup

High level political campaigns often go through staff shakeups during the campaign as they seek to find a winning combination of staff members. Some people disapprove of this, preferring loyalty over pragmatism. For example, when Ted Cruz’ campaign fired some … Continue reading

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