Category Archives: Elections

Book Review: “Destiny and Power”

It’s a fine blessing to devour the engaging work of a seasoned historian, and Jon Meacham qualifies handsomely. This biography of President George H. W. Bush makes you wistful for the days when tough but realistic men and women sat … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “Becoming”

People who loathe President Obama and his wife Michelle will resentfully skip right past this soaring bestseller. And I get that; most of us don’t go out of our way to digest tell-all books from the other side. But in … Continue reading

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“Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House” It’s challenging to review a major book penned by someone who is plainly a clever and sometimes grasping opportunist. Omarosa Manigault Newman confesses to a deep admiration of Barack Obama. She … Continue reading

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You Can’t Vote!

  It’s troubling that some things in our nation seem not to change much. The Fourth Court of Appeals recently struck down a voter law in North Carolina, noting that the proposal cynically “target African Americans with almost surgical precision.” … Continue reading

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FB Screaming at My Best Friends

I reflect on the political swamp Facebook has become – and my own occasional culpability. It has just hit me: we are so often attacking our own friends. Calling people we love “stupid” and “traitor” because their background and life … Continue reading

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The Trump Tapes

This has been a brutal weekend for millions of Americans who love their country. We long for a political campaign robust but respectful, as two good-hearted citizens, leaders of their party, debate noble and complex ideas about the betterment of … Continue reading

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A Political Prayer

Here’s my prayer for calm and grace during this political season. This was originally posted in the spiritual resources website “Answers For Me,” and is certainly timely this time around with five weeks to go. Dear God: Lord, please help … Continue reading

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