Tag Archives: Obama’s War on Religion

Adjusting One’s Personal Theology

Okay, to review, the economist Paul Krugman has called the Ryan budget ludicrous and cruel – “voodoo economics, with an extra dose of fantasy, and a large helping of mean-spiritedness” – and Krugman is not alone. Even those without a Nobel … Continue reading

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The War That Is or Isn’t

Okay, the year started off badly for the Republicans. A new provision of the healthcare law kicked in – any healthcare plan offered by employers now had to include family planning provisions, for women, which included birth control pills or … Continue reading

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Gun to the Head

Back in the early seventies the Doobie Brothers had a bit of a hit with their song China Grove – about a sleepy little Southern town, but in Texas, which is only sort of the South. But that’s okay as … Continue reading

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No Point in Discussing It

Easter is now over, another of those holidays where the extended family – folks who haven’t seem much of each other recently – gather in late afternoon around a large ham – no, not a flamboyant odd uncle in show … Continue reading

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A Little Bit of Heaven

Back in graduate school at Duke, long ago, it was always a treat to head on down the road Saturday afternoon to spend some time in Chapel Hill. Durham is kind of scruffy and Chapel Hill calls itself a Little … Continue reading

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Echoes of Echo Park

It’s hard to miss. Just down Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park there’s the Angelus Temple – of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel – dedicated on January 1, 1923 – the crowning achievement of the first real celebrity evangelist America … Continue reading

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Finding the Right Lever

The Obama administration is waging a War on Religion! Nonsense, the Republicans are waging a War on Women (and perhaps a war on the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries). If you’re with the Catholic Bishops and the Republicans, the first … Continue reading

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