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Build Bridges or Walls?

Listening to the passionate, inclusive answers by Congressman Beto O’Rourke to questions during last night’s episode of Hardball with Chris Matthews reminded me there is still hope for our political process. Mr. O’Rourke is running for the U.S. Senate in … Continue reading

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Censure the President

This President, throughout his business career, during his presidential campaign and during his administration, has on numerous occasions made disparaging remarks about women, people and countries of color, political opponents and the press. He has attempted to deny entry into … Continue reading

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The Answer Is You

Many of us are bewildered and dismayed by how our society has come to the point where white supremacy, hate and Nazi symbols are on open public display.  And how the president and his administration are enabling this. Our governmental … Continue reading

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Interconnections Among Dilemmas

I’ve been writing lately about how the economic, educational, and political systems we have grown up with are no longer working, and we need to find new ways to move forward.  When it seems so many different things are going … Continue reading

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How to begin to heal?

We in the United States have just experienced a contentious, divisive, ugly political season and election.  Many of us were stunned by the result, others exultant.  Many who had been quiet used this election to speak.  Confusion and fear abound.  … Continue reading

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Challenged on Democracy

I appreciate some friends of mine arguing that this election was not, as I recently wrote, what democracy looks like.  They point out that Hilary Clinton won the popular vote.  According to CNN, voter turnout was at a 20 year … Continue reading

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This Is What Democracy Looks Like

From all that I have been reading online, I imagine this will be an unpopular post. A chant we often use during street marches and protests is “this is what democracy looks like.” Tuesday’s election is also what democracy looks … Continue reading

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The Unknown

While I am surprised at the election of Donald Trump, I’m not shocked.  I just hadn’t realized how deep and widespread the anger toward the political establishment went.  We had a premonition of this with his surprising capture of the … Continue reading

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How the Democrats lost the election

More than any election in recent memory, this one is not about policy or even logic.  The corruption and dysfunction of our political system is reaching new depths. The most anti-establishment candidate will win.  The Democrats would have won if … Continue reading

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Higher Ground Moral Declaration

I believe the adoption of the concept of the separation of church and state that our government is founded upon is one of the most significant reasons we have had some success in trying to create a just society, though … Continue reading

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