Archive | February, 2020

A Lenten Prayer of Confession

February 28, 2020

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What if bank robbers mouthed the usual excuses when asked to express remorse? “But we’d feel guilty,” they’d say, “and guilt brings low self-esteem, and low self-esteem means an unhealthy self-concept.” The proper response: “Nuts to your self-esteem.” In Lent, we stop swallowing pop psychology’s bromides and face ourselves for who we are. We’re sinners. […]

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Elizabeth Warren follow-up

February 26, 2020

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I was too slow on the draw. No sooner did I chide some of Elizabeth Warren’s followers than a friend pinged me: “Look at this Facebook post praising the Democratic presidential candidate,” she said. I read it. I was impressed. I was eager to paste it here. I could display my even-handed fairness. After all, […]

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Are my Warren doubts rooted in misogyny?

February 20, 2020

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Supporters of any candidate must remember: We do not owe your would-be nominee our votes.

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A pro-lifer’s lament

February 14, 2020

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Tish Harrison Warren, author of The Liturgy of the Ordinary, captured the exasperation of the Democratic-leaning pro-life voter on Twitter.

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An Open Letter To Bernie Sanders

February 13, 2020

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“You’d shrivel the Democratic Party into an exclusive club of purists.”

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Mitt Romney’s Speech

February 6, 2020

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