Monthly Archives: July 2016

Bonhoeffer, trump, and Hitler

In the essay called After Ten Years, in which he reflects on lessons learned in their decade of resisting Hitler, Bonhoeffer includes a section called “On Success.” He is thinking of the fact that Hitler had rid the country of … Continue reading

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Devious donald

Yes, yes, I know that trump did not claim that Mrs. Khan was not allowed to speak because she is Muslim. He simply raised the question. How harmless can that be? trump knows full well that questions are more powerful … Continue reading

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Zika Virus Exposes the Republicans

During the ebola crisis, Republicans — and perhaps especially Fox News — excoriated Obama for not doing enough to protect Americans, even though he was doing exactly what the scientists recommended. As it turned out, the Far right simply made … Continue reading

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Something’s Wrong: What Is It?

The Democrats and Republicans are putting out descriptions of America that seem mutually exclusive. The Democrats, noting all the positive signs in our society — and undoubtedly taking into account Obama’s 51% approval rating — are portraying an America which … Continue reading

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Fact Checkers: The New America

I am grateful that in an age when one of our political candidates has a terribly egregious disdain of truth, there are still people who care enough to compare his remarks against reality. When they do that, it seems that … Continue reading

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Who Tells the Truth?

I continue to be baffled by people who say they are going to vote for trump instead of Clinton because they don’t trust her to tell the truth. If you add up all the accusations of untruth against her and … Continue reading

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Trump Shows His Age

Many of the speakers at the Democratic National Convention were harshly critical of trump, as might be expected. And he rose to the bait, as might be expected. What is amazing to me, even after watching trump closely for all … Continue reading

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