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Continuing the Civil War

Another battle in America’s Civil War is being fought today in Charlotteville, Virginia. The War began in 1862 and formally ended in 1865. Spiritually and emotionally, the War has never ended. Today’s ruckus in Charlottesville is just one more battle … Continue reading

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The Ever-Deceptive Trump

It was clear long before he announced his bid for the presidency that Trump has always been a deceptive, manipulative crook. Nothing in his personal history has ever suggested otherwise. No one should be surprised, therefore, that his crooked ways … Continue reading

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Afraid of Tomorrow

More than 3,000 years ago the Hebrews were led out of Egypt through a series of events which they recognized as miraculous. They crossed the Red Sea and began walking through the great deserts of the Sinai Peninsula. Their goal … Continue reading

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Defeating the Swamp Master

I like what David Brooks wrote in the NY Times on Friday: The core Republican problem is this: The Republicans can’t run policy-making from the White House because they have a marketing guy in charge of the factory. But they … Continue reading

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Fundamental Cultural Transitions

For many people, perhaps most, transitions are hard. Change is challenging and, when it seems especially large, it seems threatening. That explains much of today’s political turmoil in the West. In the period after WW II, change began happening quickly. … Continue reading

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Democracy and Capitalism

Politically, we are a form of modified democracy, more precisely called representative democracy. By calling ourselves a democracy, we mean that the ultimate authority belongs to the people as a whole. The authority of our leaders is granted by the … Continue reading

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A Parable

So there was this fellow lazily kayaking down a good sized river, sometimes paddling, sometimes just drifting. The day was warm, the breeze gentle, the spring grasses and flowers beautiful. After a time he could hear some sort of faint … Continue reading

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