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Speak the Truth to Power

September 4, 2016

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A trend is present in this country which is disturbing. The Christian church is under attack and Christians seem to be hiding from the assailants, afraid to speak our mind and the truth for fear of “offending” someone or being attacked for being narrow-minded, religious fanatics. Let me gently suggest that we come from behind […]

The Radical “New Progressivism” in American Life

April 10, 2016

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It’s sometimes hard loving history. Instead of the here and now, and what’s around the corner, you love to go back and see what happened in the past. Indeed, given the lackluster character of today’s presidential aspirants, it is in fact a lot more fun, and instructive, and even edifying to see who ran for […]

The Big Problem with ALL the Political Candidates

April 10, 2016

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Like most of us, I suppose, I’ve been weighing the pros and cons of all the candidates running for president of the United States. Well, not exactly all. When you look at a ballot in the polling place you will always find many more people running for just about any major office, kind of off-the-wall […]

Presidents, Good, Bad, and Just Plain Mediocre

March 12, 2016

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I promised you more on presidents, given that we are buried in a tide of presidential wannabes this year. We are now having early presidential caucuses. As near as I can tell this is the process of welcoming half a dozen presidential candidates looking for your vote into your kitchen for some coffee and a […]

Incompetence

November 1, 2015

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We all know what incompetence looks like. Merriam-Webster’s defines it as: “lack of the ability to do something well: the quality or state of not being competent.” Not too long ago we had a visitor on campus at UA who spoke quite clearly on incompetence, although that was not his subject. It got me to […]

The “S” Word in American History

February 23, 2011

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Socialism has returned to the currency of political debate lately. Conservatives and tea partiers accuse President Obama of a socialist agenda undermining American values, American prosperity, and the American way of life. The President insists, on the other hand, that he is just as passionately pursuing the American dream (not socialist) with his agenda of […]

Solving the Immigration Conundrum, or Lining Up the Present with the Past

May 31, 2010

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Not too long ago I was in Miami, often called the “cultural capital” of Latin America because it is a city of immigrants who have poured into southwestern Florida from all across Latin America. The flavor of Latin America is stamped everywhere. I hardly ever speak English when I’m in Miami since I am bilingual, […]