The Christmas story and Syrian refugees

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There is irony aplenty in this season, which is celebrated throughout Christendom because of the tale of a babe born in a troubled precinct in the Middle East a little more than two thousand years ago. You know the story: A couple of modest means finds no accommodations, even as the woman is on the […]

GOP created Trump’s voters

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Is Donald Trump so different from Ted Cruz? From Ben Carson? The Republican establishment is in a panic over the billionaire real estate mogul, whose poll numbers continue to rise despite (or because of) his racist and Islamophobic rhetoric, his disinterest in the workings of government and his disdain for the boundaries of normal political […]

Terrorism and guns

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“Violence is as American as cherry pie.” – Black Panther H. Rap Brown Did Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, suspects in the San Bernadino massacre, just hand the GOP nomination to Donald Trump? Will his poll numbers soar into the stratosphere now that Muslims who pledged allegiance to the self-proclaimed Islamic State have […]