To Comfort The Afflicted
And Afflict The Comfortable

To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Thursday, May 23, 2024

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In Trump They Trust: Bread And Circuses

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WASHINGTON – An ancient Roman poet foresaw former President Donald Trump as a deposed ruler raging to regain power: in a famous line, with “bread and circuses.” Master satirist Juvenal poked at corruption in Rome’s leaders. Yet he also aimed his pen at the people, who lost their right to govern the proud Roman republic. […]

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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].
Mark Krawczyk
Mark Krawczyk
March 9, 2023
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Brette Pruitt
Brette Pruitt
September 5, 2022
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