Category Archives: religion and politics

Huckabee Family Lacks Critical Thinking

Mike Huckabee, and his daughter Sarah Sanders, are doing their part in continuing to “wage the war on Christmas,” an ironic war that many Christians participate in throughout the year.  This is because they fail to exercise the Shakespearean “pauser … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin’s Dysfunctional Family Again on Display.

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump have this in common—neither were qualified for the high office for which they were nominated and those who allowed it to happen put them in a spot where they could not help but humiliate themselves.  … Continue reading

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Power in Social and Political Arenas

Power is intrinsic to our human-ness though it is so subtle that we often don’t see it.  For example, a psychiatrist I once worked with in a hospital noted about one of his patients, “She is as much determined to … Continue reading

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“S.N.L., Be Nicer to Sarah Sanders or Mike’s Gonna Git You.”

Saturday Night Live again crossed a line for me last night, this time with the hapless Trump Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders.  There is so much she makes available for lampoon–her personality style and shameless lying to name but two.  … Continue reading

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Is it True,”The Center Will not Hold”?

E.J. Dionne has a very good op-ed in today’s Washington Post about the Alabama Senatorial election next week. His presents the notion that definition is on the table again in our country, the meaning of words and ideas, and that … Continue reading

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T.S. Eliot, “Oh the Shame of Motives Late Revealed…”

The Roy Moore spectacle in Alabama is put a spin-off of the block-buster series now showing world-wide, The Trump Show.  But like all spin-off tv shows and movies, the Roy Moore saga is cut from the same bolt of cloth … Continue reading

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“Manifest Destiny,” National Hubris, and Trumpism

Axios reported this morning that the Trump administration is now arguing that the President cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice because the constitution declares he is the chief law enforcement officer of the land.  Early in the Trumpian onslaught … Continue reading

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