Archive | October, 2016

Liberty University Students Protest Their President’s Support for Trump

October 13, 2016

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Once more, with feeling this time: Evangelicals are not a political monolith.  Witness a petition signed by about 250 Liberty University students protesting President Jerry Falwell Junior’s Trump endorsements. They call the Republican nominee “one of the worst presidential candidates in American history” and assert, “Donald Trump does not represent our values and we want […]

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Questions linger as leaders disavow Trump

October 11, 2016

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It’s only Tuesday, yet this week already ranks among the creepiest in US political history. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump did not hide in shame after the revelation of his vulgar comments in an Access Hollywood video. Instead, he stalked his Democratic opponent in a live television debate and threatened to send her to jail […]

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A vaguer kind of denial

October 5, 2016

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A more subtle form of doubt has crept into the climate debate even as government agencies confirm what we already know: It was a hot and soppy summer. NASA said global temperatures broke all-time records in July and August; NOAA said all the lower 48 US states sweltered in those two months, with records shattered […]

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Michael Gerson’s Facebook post

October 2, 2016

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The 2016 presidential campaign plunged from the surreal to the truly bizarre last week, with Donald Trump collapsing into a crude, oily pool in the first presidential debate and sinking in it when he assailed a former Miss Universe in pre-dawn twitter rants. Creepy. But not as creepy as two other prevailing, more foreboding features in the […]

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