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Not This Year

Memorial Day has a long history – honor the Union dead, who kept the United States united, or the Confederate dead, who nobly fought to keep Southern chivalry and honor alive, or move on and honor all the dead who … Continue reading

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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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