In a Phantasmagoria

  What are we to think when “evangelicals” find common ground with America’s libertine president? How are we to make sense of a world in which the self-righteous Southern Baptists rally behind a blackguard like Trump? I can vividly recall the Baptists of my youth. Cards and dice are the Devil’s device, they preached. They […]
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Who Make up That 36 Percent?

Time and again I see some poll on TV that shows about 36 percent of Americans are diametrically opposed to the rest of the country. These folks don’t want health care or food stamps or public schools – or just about anything the rest of us want. They want war. They think invading Iraq was […]
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Crazies Threaten Government Shutdown. Again.

I don’t often agree with John McCain. But when he calls Ted Cruz and Rand Paul “wacko-birds,” I won’t argue with him. He might have added Utah senator Mike Lee to the flock. And Florida’s Marco Rubio. And all the other crazies in Congress who are threatening to shut down the government. Once again, for […]
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