To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, July 22, 2024

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Church Rising, State Falling In Washington

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An autumnal sky hung over the Capitol Monday afternoon. It was Yom Kippur, the day to atone, which seemed apt. Four thousand tourists come to the Capitol every day now, but the place will likely be dark next week. Gone was the cloud of uncertainty about a pending government shutdown. Most members of Congress dread […]

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Jamie Stiehm
Jamie Stiehm
Jamie Stiehm is a Washington journalist and public speaker who writes a syndicated column on national politics and history for Creators Syndicate. Her commentaries and op-eds have appeared in leading newspapers across the nation, such as American Heritage, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and San Francisco Chronicle. She wrote several essays for The New York Times’ “Disunion” series on the Civil War, one of which, The War Comes Home for Lee, was chosen for their hardbound collection, Disunion, published by Oxford University Press [2016].