Janus Faced

Labor has been in decline in the United States for at least forty years. The Supreme Court case Janus vs. AFSCME, the outcome which will probably cripple public sector unions, is part of a long class warfare perpetrated by the right on the working class. The issue is an attempt to overturn an earlier case […]

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First Responders

America worships the idea of the ‘first responder’. This role, usually male and police officer or fire fighter is seen as a protector and valiant hero who can rescue us whenever we are in trouble. First responders come to a violent situation or run into a burning building without thinking about their own safety. Conversely, […]

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Billy Graham 1918-2018

Billy Graham, who died this week at the age of 99, was one of the last public pastors who attempted to remain politically neutral in our increasingly partisan age. Graham’s career embraced neither conservative nor progressive strains of post war Christianity, but attempted to reach as broad an audience as possible, preaching to an estimated […]

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A Kaddish

You see, I must repeat again, it is a peculiar characteristic of many people, this love of torturing children, and children only. Dostoevsky, Brothers Karamazov   Two events occurred this week that involved the death of children. The first was the murder of seventeen high school students in a school in Parkland, Florida, by a […]

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