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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…

Scary Times
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Scary Times

BY SHARON MARTIN The United States has never been kind to all its citizens. The natives of this continent weren’t even granted citizenship, the right to vote, to have a say in governance, until the 1920s. Yes, that includes the heroic Choctaw code talkers of World War I. Slaves were actual property with fewer rights…

House Dems Will Protect Trumpistas From Trump
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House Dems Will Protect Trumpistas From Trump

BY GARY EDMONDSON Small children are ripped from their mothers’ arms and put in cages in the United States of America. But they’re not your kids. No problem. An American student visiting North Korea thinks a poster of “The Little Rocket Man” would be a neat souvenir. He gets sentenced to 15 years hard labor…

Double Standards On Racist Behavior
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Double Standards On Racist Behavior

BY GARY EDMONDSON Childhood vacations saw us visit relatives in Jefferson and Stephens Counties. One such visit likely saved me from the stigma that has attached itself to several politicians lately. We returned from Oklahoma one year just in time to see our hometown of Westfield, IN, put on a minstrel show in the high…

Hardened Hearts
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Hardened Hearts

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES What we are seeing in our country and in our world today is not new but rather a refrain of a recurring phenomenon in human history and one that is often portrayed in our sacred literature. When new things are breaking into the world, there is a tendency for many persons’…

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