To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

New Observercast

Sharon Martin

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BY SHARON MARTIN Say you are pro-life. You want to stop abortions, but you don’t want sex education. You don’t want your taxes paying for...

The Root Of All Evil

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BY SHARON MARTIN Because the people who benefitted from the demotion of the middle class have kept the legend alive, there are plenty who still...

Spin Machine

BY SHARON MARTIN Listening to the chairman of the Republican Party a couple of Sundays ago, two things were clear: 1. Power is more important to...

Robbing The Poor

BY SHARON MARTIN Ever hear something that just stops you dead? On NPR, Mara Liasson was discussing political polls. She said that Republicans don’t poll well...

We Serve

BY SHARON MARTIN Waiting outside the door of a classroom to pick up students for Reading Lab, I saw a second grader pointing at me. “I...

Be Afraid

BY SHARON MARTIN Whether George W. Bush won the 2000 election or not is still debatable, but he took the oath of office. I knew...

Deliberately Ignorant

BY SHARON MARTIN Agnotology means the deliberate spread of ignorance. Robert Proctor coined the word when he discovered that tobacco company executives were deliberately casting...

Voting For Con Artists

BY SHARON MARTIN Someone I love says that people don’t have time to find out how their legislators voted. “Who cares about a candidate’s voting record?”...
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