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  • Can Democrats Win The Midterms? Here’s How;

    November 27, 2021 by

    The Democratic Party is a fascinating creature.  It’s broadly reflective of cultural, ethnic, and economic diversity in the nation.  Bipartisan debates and decision-making prized in the American political tradition are alive and well within its ranks, including nearly the full spectrum from left to right.  Only extreme right wing libertarians are excluded.  Why excluded?  Because… Read more

  • Dubious Advice On How To Become The Next Billionaire

    November 15, 2021 by

    A neighbor who manages investments, and knows I have an interest in economics, asked what investment opportunities I had divined from the tea leaves. Not a single one, was my reply.  My impaired vision no longer lets me read FRED charts and graphs; even reading plain text is painfully slow, so I’ve fallen way out… Read more

  • Read, Mark, Learn & Digest

    November 12, 2021 by

    Collects are short prayers that set a theme for reflection and direction.  In the Episcopal Church there are collects for each Sunday, and one used at this time of year asks us to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest holy scripture because it was written for our benefit. It’s good advice.  To read, mark, learn… Read more

  • God’s Laws & Christian Citizenship

    November 8, 2021 by

    The highest laws of God for Christians are guidelines, not rules but guidelines, for the Christian life.  They are few and simple:  Love God; Love your neighbor; Love yourself; Love others as Christ loves you.  That’s it. Learning what it means to love others as Christ loves us is what the gospel record illuminates.  Learning… Read more

  • Saving American Democracy: Citizens & Citizenship

    October 29, 2021 by

    The previous column discussed the need to restore honor as a public virtue if American democracy is to survive and thrive. Understanding what it means to be a citizen and the obligations of citizenship are two more elements added to the list. There was a time when being a citizen included obligations generally understood as… Read more

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