Tag Archives: Trump and the Evangelicals

The White Guy with the Shiny Teeth

It’s something old men say, that those were the days: “The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature” is a book by Harvard University psychologist and philosopher William James. It comprises his edited Gifford Lectures on natural theology, … Continue reading

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Slipping the Trap

There was a plan. Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was going to defend himself in a single one-day Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. There had been no drunken attempted rape long ago. The woman who said that was just what had happened … Continue reading

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A Well-Known Liberal Bias

Stephen Colbert started out as a “correspondent” on Comedy Central’s wildly successful series The Daily Show – home to the most incisive political satire the nation had ever seen – but Comedy Central and Jon Stewart realized Colbert was onto something. … Continue reading

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The God of Nostalgia

Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be a particularly religious person. There’s no evidence he ever thought about God much, and once, when asked if he ever asked God for forgiveness, he said no – there wasn’t much point in that … Continue reading

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The Rationale Evaporates

Donald Trump will never release his tax returns. Maybe there were years when he paid no taxes at all, but for a real estate developer that wouldn’t be unusual. Some years you book big losses to make big bucks the … Continue reading

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Imagine No Religion

Think back to October 1971 and John Lennon’s last wistful cri de coeur of the dying sixties counterculture – “Imagine there’s no heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hell below us / Above us only sky” – … Continue reading

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