Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Republican Future Is Here

For a clear view of the direction in which the Republican Party — and especially the president-elect — want to lead the country, view the first 20 minutes of the Rachel Maddow Show from December 20. I believe that it … Continue reading

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Peace on Earth

It is Christmas Day. a day on which we remember that hope was born. The human and the divine — by the grace of God — met in one person, the baby Jesus. Now there is solid, tangible, historical reason … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Eve!

Like a twig drawn into a whirlpool, my heart is already being drawn into tomorrow. When we celebrate the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, we’re celebrating the ultimate demonstration that God is the creator of hope. The hope we … Continue reading

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trump’s Chilling Effect

I expected the worst from the trump administration, as did most people familiar with Machiavelli and Orwell, Hitler and Stalin. I confess, though, that I underestimated trump. Now it is becoming clear that he is capable of far worse than … Continue reading

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trump Likes Hitler’s Ideas

I hadn’t known until today that trump is maintaining his own private “secret service,” in addition to the Secret Service bodyguards provided him by the taxpayers. Just another page out of Hitler’s notebook. Scary, no?

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Atheists, Where’s the Ground of Society?

Western civilization is not unraveling but it is fraying at the edges. There are two signs of increasing turmoil that are especially troubling. One is the rise of the so-called “populist” movement in a number of countries — including the … Continue reading

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trump: Incapable of Being Responsible

So China seizes a US underwater drone in international waters. A return of the small vessel is negotiated fairly quickly. . .then tricky trump tweets that China should keep it. He lacks any dimension of morality, responsibility, integrity, or sense. … Continue reading

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