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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before
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We’re Heard This Bigotry Before

BY GARY EDMONDSON Glen Huber got me good. It was 1960. Our fifth grade class was going to have a mock presidential election – Kennedy/Nixon. Glen’s family was one of the few Catholic families in our small Indiana town. Our teacher asked for any endorsing speeches. Glen stood up and opened by saying, “I’m not going…

Overcoming 21st Century Fascism
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Overcoming 21st Century Fascism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES A global rise in fascism and other forms of nationalistic authoritarianism is a rather predictable phenomenon in a world moving towards ecological and economic collapse caused by an extractivist capitalism that is unsustainable for both people and the planet. As the world economy becomes more and more unstable and as our…

GOP Hypocrites Reveal True Beliefs
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GOP Hypocrites Reveal True Beliefs

BY GARY EDMONDSON God’s Own Party continues to demonstrate its ambivalence toward the Christian principles its members wield against political opponents while pursuing their enrich-the-rich agenda. Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan forced House Chaplain Patrick Conroy to resign after mounting pressure from his GOP colleagues, upset because Conroy dared to remind Greed’s Own Party of…

The Jewish Question
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The Jewish Question

BY SUSAN ESTRICH It was Associate Justice Elena Kagan, former solicitor general, former Harvard Law School dean and brilliant liberal, who raised the question during last week’s United States Supreme Court argument on the latest travel ban. It’s the same question I used to raise with my students whenever they jumped too quickly to the conclusion that…

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