To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, April 9, 2020

New Observercast

Observercast Episode 7: Open Meetings In The Time Of Pandemics

It's difficult enough during ordinary times for rank-and-file Oklahomans to keep up with state government. It became even trickier when lawmakers, responding to the...


When leaders lie, more concerned with their power than they are with our lives and deaths; When the rich look down, refuse to acknowledge that it’s our labor that makes...

Shipping Clerks And Other Insults

What will it be next? Will it take thousands of dead bodies stinking in the streets? Or will it just be an insurrection that...

What The Pandemic Tells Us

When Americans are confronting the most threatening national crisis in a generation or more, it would be uplifting to offer a few encouraging words...

Let Us Not Talk Falsely Now

BY JIM BUSH I look at the disaster of the coronavirus and I think of words from Bob Dylan's song, "All Along the Watchtower" –...
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