Tag Archives: human interest

Uh … er … ummm …

August 9, 2010

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It was a scene of devastation, a veritable slaughterhouse. You could almost hear the silent screams of brain cells as they met their doom.

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Enfield: When The Attack Dogs Come To Town, Part One

June 28, 2010

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Come. Hear the echoes of human pit bulls. Drive north on I-91 in Connecticut toward Enfield, where its 44,895 residents have seen America’s secular bar mitzvah morph into a cause, a principle, a dogma, with a cast of characters including the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans United For the Separation of Church and State, a state-wide family-values organization called the Family Institute of Connecticut, a federal judge, The American Center For Law and Justice – which Pat Robertson founded in 1990 as an ACLU counterweight – and a Board of Education with Gregory Stokes, a respected pastor, as its chairman. There’s been a lawsuit, a federal ruling, and an open feud between the FIC’s Executive Director Peter Wolfgang, and Rick Green, a newspaper columnist. Dedicated people – volunteers who serve their community for no pay – have been portrayed as wishy-washy, liars, conspirators, and extremists.

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My Good Friday

April 9, 2010

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I once swam in liquid darkness.

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I’m so sorry, Mr. Beck …

March 15, 2010

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So I wake up to find Glenn Beck’s picture pasted over the Nicene Creed …

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The Five-Month Pivot

February 3, 2010

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There are moments when you know you’ve nailed it.  Pick your sport’s analogy: You’ve swished the series-winning three-pointer; you’ve wedged yourself through defensive-line gorillas and crossed the goal.  You’ve hit the game-winning grand slam.  Spike that ball.  Dance the end-zone dance.  Slap those high-fives as you cross the plate.  Leap.  Pump your fist.  No one […]

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