Archive | November, 2014

Ferguson and complexity

November 30, 2014

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I have thoughts about events in Ferguson — but they’re based on hearsay and semi-impressions from thousands of miles away. They wouldn’t be worth much if I articulated them on a blog. However, Mark Shields and David Brooks explored the incident’s complexity and pointed out that not all was obvious.  I found that they spoke […]

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Nap time is over

November 24, 2014

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My lament over the 2014 mid-term elections doesn’t always harmonize with the nation-wide liberal blues. Perhaps that’s because I’m an old-style, New Deal political liberal with a traditional theology and time-honored family values, at once more progressive and conservative than today’s cultural reformer. I mourn of hidden elephants, orphaned Democrats, and a ghettoized intelligentsia. My […]

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