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BOOK REVIEW

“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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REVENGE ON DOYLE LONNEGAN

  THEOLOGY AT THE MOVIES: THE STING   The Sting has got one of the classiest endings in film, and it earned a Best Picture Oscar in 1973. Audiences enjoyed seeing Paul Newman and Robert Redford pair up again after … Continue reading

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Catch a Wave and You’re Sittin’ on the Top of the World

I’m on a read-thru-the-Bible regimen and was having a hard time slogging through the brittle first part of Isaiah! But then this amazing watery metaphor jumped out at me from ch. 48: If you had only listened to Me and … Continue reading

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It’s the Kremlin Calling, Mr. President

Last week’s tumultuous events in Helsinki reminded me that American Presidents have always had complicated relationships with their Russian counterparts. After Nikita Khrushchev was so suddenly deposed by the Kremlin, humorist Art Buchwald imagined this bit of clever trans-Atlantic dialogue … Continue reading

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And Let the Rest of the World Go By

     This old love song just STABS me whenever it rolls through my ear buds. The soundtrack to “Out of Africa” is great for grading trig tests, but when the quiet orchestra strains of this sentimental hit from 1919 … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: “A Higher Loyalty”

  I hope partisans on both sides will set aside their “Comey rage” – I’m still fuming too – and take the time to read his well-thought-out bio, “A Higher Loyalty.” It’s clear, honest, reflective, and written with a citizen’s … Continue reading

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16 David Smiths

This weekend is the sober celebration where we honor the heroes and heroines of our land who fought and died for “the rest of us.” I’m keenly aware of being in that second group. Etched on the marble wall of … Continue reading

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