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How to Heal Our Country

It has been 12 days since the election. I have been sitting with it all, not sure what to say, think, write. Everyone has something to say. 1,574 more words

Mindfulness

John C. Calhoun: Blue State Icon?

It’s often said that politics produces strange bedfellows.  And it appears that two weeks after the election of Donald Trump, a growing number of left-leaning blue-staters are embracing, however unwittingly, the political legacy of one of one of red state America’s most incendiary firebrands. 541 more words

U.S. Politics

Facing the Elephant in the Room

Do I dare write this post? Maybe. Am I typing on eggshells? Definitely. I’m a peace-loving, piano-playing poet. I had something silly planned for today’s post. 999 more words

Life On The Oregon Coast

In red states, Trump victory leaves many Jews feeling doubly like outsiders (VERY VERY GOOD!!!!)

At 6:30 Wednesday morning, Oklahoma City Rabbi Abby Jacobson received a text from one of her teenage congregants expressing sadness at the presidential election results — and fear. 795 more words

Daily News

The American Conversation

I am trying to make sense of what’s happening in our country, and some of what I say here might be inflammatory, or messy, or even contradictory. 1,902 more words

Beliefs

J'accuse…!

There are more than a few accusations to be made following the election victory of Donald Trump. Accusations against the virulent Right-wing ideology that supports him; accusations against a media who (inadvertently or not) helped his rise to power; and accusations against the liberal establishment which failed to offer a viable and successful alternative. 1,633 more words

Capitalism

A Divided People

Neal Pollard

As David let flow from his divinely-inspired pen the peaceful refrain, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!” (Psa. 562 more words