March 15, 2020

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Great vibes in harsh times

I’ve found three scenes of encouragement in these eerie times.

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March 14, 2020

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My church won’t meet Sunday, Praise God

We are … called to love our neighbors, and in a time like this one of the most loving things we can do is reduce the chance that this virus will spread.

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March 13, 2020

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Dream memo to Jerry Falwell, Jr.

Please be quiet. Stop embarrassing us.

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March 12, 2020

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Inexpert Pandemania

The growing Coronavirus/COVID-19 scare makes me wistful for the innocence of my California childhood, when teachers at West Covina’s Rowland Avenue Elementary School ordered us baby-boomers under our desks in duck-and-cover rehearsals for a Russian thermonuclear attack. They issued their time-honored command (“NO TALKING!”) because, apparently, the commie missiles honed in our whispers. Such is […]

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March 10, 2020

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Trump minions block medical recommendations

A stable genius would normally refer medical issues to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, but President Trump’s brilliance spans beyond international diplomacy, economics, and politics. He and his minions know more than scientists. That’s why they’ve dismissed climate science and, now, clamp down on doctors. Sample a recent Associated Press headline: “Official: White House […]

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March 5, 2020

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Texas-style Coronavirus Safeguard

Texans get the Coronavirus.

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February 28, 2020

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A Lenten Prayer of Confession

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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February 26, 2020

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Elizabeth Warren follow-up

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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February 20, 2020

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Are my Warren doubts rooted in misogyny?

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

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February 14, 2020

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A pro-lifer’s lament

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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