March 5, 2017

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Evangelical Environmental Network: Back the EPA

The Evangelical Environmental Network publish this 30-second ad encouraging us to contact our federal representatives and shore up the embattled Environmental Protection Agency. It erases the false dichotomy that pits the environment against the poor.

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March 5, 2017

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Somehow, Katharine Hayhoe says it like no one else can …

Katharine Hayhoe talks about myths in the climate change debate, and she sounds so inoffensive and friendly. Maybe it’s her awe-shucking Canadian heritage.

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February 4, 2017

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Stop invoking the “liberal” bogeyman

Trumpians are banging the “liberal” drum again: Alleged softy progressives whine because the ’16 election didn’t go their way. Memes pile on memes, like this one: Yup. It’s just liberals. Take Eliot Cohen, for instance: To friends still thinking of serving as political appointees in this administration, beware: When you sell your soul to the Devil, […]

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February 2, 2017

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Hundreds of demonstrators flock to … West Hartford (?!?)

I love ribbing West Hartford, Connecticut. Because I can. So I posted this on my Facebook site: “I’m driving today [February 1, 2017] to West Hartford for a protest rally, scheduled to begin at 4:30, which means the Mayans weren’t wrong. They were just a little off. To explain: West Hartford is inhabited by pin-striped […]

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January 27, 2017

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Albright to Trump: Nuts to your refugee scheme

President Trump’s race to upend American ideals in the name of patriotism is achieving a cheetah’s speed. Remember that phrase, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”? Forget it. He’s maneuvering to cut the refugee flow.

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January 22, 2017

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Praying for Trump as we resist

Mea culpa. John Piper John Piper and I sing a different theological song, so I naturally assumed we’re in political disharmony. After all, the chancellor of Minneapolis’s Bethlehem College and Seminary is as Calvinist as they come. Not only does he agree with the 16th-century Reformer’s take on predestination, he relishes it. I’m an Arminian, […]

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January 16, 2017

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Everyday bravery for civil rights

We all know, of course, that Martin Luther King, Jr., did not go it alone. The day named after him really commemorates a host of people of whom we barely hear. Real off some of the famous names: Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, Ralph Abernathy, John Lewis, Bayard Rustin (the March on Washington’s organizer). And then […]

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January 15, 2017

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Let’s slam a hero and an entire city this weekend

Insulting Congressman Lewis stands on par with calling John Glenn a wuss.

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January 12, 2017

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Go for it, Senator Rubio

I’ve shouted a question to the wind: “What would GOP senators say if a Democratic president-elect cozied-up to a former KGB agent and Russian dictator?” Several actually display concern, especially Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. And throw in Marco Rubio. The Florida senator shined bright in a confirmation hearing […]

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January 11, 2017

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A last glimpse of a classy guy

I felt pathos on January 10. Our nation heard eloquence and saw class, dignity, and poise bundled in a farewell speech. I’m already nostalgic in the face of a creepy future filled with belligerent tweet storms from a philandering, dictator-friendly, fact-denying president with microscopically thin skin. Hear the cracks of arctic and Antarctic ice amid […]

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