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Charles Davidson: The “State of Confession” for Christians in the November Election

On the cusp of the most important election in these United States since the eve of the Civil War, a sobering fact is that our own history has eerily caught up with us, just as our history caught up with the Nazis of Germany between the First and Second World Wars.

October 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Tom Weis: History Will Damn Trump & Co. for Betraying the Vision of Our Founders

Healing begins with putting Trump’s exhausting psychodrama behind us and getting back to loving and caring for one another as Americans.

October 19, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Murder, He said

Donald Trump has been a master of carnage in a way no one could have imagined.

October 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Robinson Jeffers: Shine, Perishing Republic

…a mortal splendor;
meteors are not needed less than mountains;
shine, perishing republic.

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

Breanna Draxler: The Power of Inclusive Intergenerational Climate Activism

The energy and intersectionality of youth along with the experience and engagement of elders are putting climate issues at the forefront of the 2020 elections.

September 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Tom Engelhardt: A Vote for the Apocalypse

Since [Trump] is, in his own fashion, a parody of everything: a politician, a Republican, an autocrat, even a human being, he sums up in some extreme (if eerily satiric) fashion human efforts to destroy our way of life in these years. In truth, fiery and furiously fueled, he’s a historic cloud of smoke and ash over us all.

September 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Angele Ellis: In Lebanon, 2000 June

It was the summer the Israelis withdrew, leaving
behind
a landmined no-man’s-land of phosphorus orange groves,
blighted with white like the kingdom of the Snow Queen.

September 16, 2020 · 3 Comments

Mandy Smithberger: The Pentagon Budget

A Post-Coronavirus Economy Can No Longer Afford to Put the Pentagon First.

September 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Green Fire

When the captain got old
and sick, he had the same
nightmare every night

September 10, 2020 · 3 Comments

C. Christine Fair: Myanmar’s Lady of Genocide

In 2015, Myanmar, a country controlled by militant Buddhists, began an organized process of genocide against the Rohingya, a Muslim minority. Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader who promised to protect them, has facilitated the genocide.

September 5, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: September 1, 1939, By W.H. Auden. Read by Doug Anderson

There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

September 1, 2020 · 4 Comments

Abby Zimet: Bring On the Winged Monkeys

Remarkably, it got worse.

August 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

John Nagl and Paul Yingling: An Open Letter to General Milley

If Donald Trump refuses to leave office at the expiration of his constitutional term, the United States military must remove him by force, and you must give that order.

August 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Andrew Bacevich: Biden Wins

Assume Joe Biden wins the presidency. Then What?

August 17, 2020 · 3 Comments

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