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Peace is Piecework

The last fourteen years of American politics are said to be the most divisive since the pre-Civil War era. Having paid attention to the news over these difficult years, this seems fairly accurate to me.

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#BringBackOurGirls.............. ALL OF THEM!

Recently, 200 girls were kidnapped from a Boarding school in Nigeria prompting media and social network attention around our country. News outlets across the nation brought attention to Islamist fundamentalist that kidnapped the young ladies and are now holding them from ransom.

Politics, government, healthcare, news, political news, What is Ideology?
 

The Main Trouble in Politics

I have given a lot of thought of late about what is ailing our dysfunctional political system, and have come to the conclusion that it boils down to one significant thing: Ideology.

 

The Good Guys Get Traction

President Obama, Senator Reid and Representative Nancy Pelosi pulled off an epic victory for the American people this week when they held strong against the Tea Party’s best efforts to sabotage our government.

 

When Non-civil Disobedience is Just

The world weeps for Syria. To the growing list of atrocious statistics achieved during the Syrian Civil War, we may now add the 100,000th death.

 

We Now Interrupt Your Previously Scheduled War

The Obama Team wanted to start bombing Syria with an international force and global mandate, until our allies around the world said, No Thanks.

So the President pushed for America to act alone, creating a rare moment of bipartisan unity as Congress said, Slow Down…Not Yet.

 

God Colors Outside The Lines

The subject of Father Scott's homily on Sunday was "tunnel vision," something our local parish priest knows a lot about since it was not until he was in his twenties and well out of high school that Father Scott finally got his driver's license.

 

Dialogue: Is It Possible In This Political Atmosphere?

With the talks already ongoing to try and avert a government shutdown in the face of another debt ceiling crisis, I have decided to look at the broader question of whether it is genuinely possible to have an actual dialogue, on any subject, given the current political atmosphere.

 

Should Judges Be Elected?

When Justice Sandra Day O'Connor retired from the Supreme Court in January of 2006, one of the issues she felt very strongly about was the increasingly common call for federal judges, and state judges, to be elected as opposed to appointed.

 

I Guess That's Why They Call Them Blue States

I spent a little time in California over the summer. It had been awhile. I remember going there as a kid and being so impressed.