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Confessions of a Bigot

6/16/2018
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Those of us who grew to adulthood in a atmosphere of derision toward others know a terrible truth we hope will never be known by our great-grandchildren. We know what it is to accept without question the prejudices of a deeply bigoted society. - More -

Duration:00:07:36

A Memory Trick for My President That Will Solve the Perjury Trap

6/10/2018
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President Trump wants to testify. But his lawyers hesitate. He might forget details and be accused of perjury. But I can help. Here is a powerful little memory trick I was taught as a kid. I guarantee it will keep you out of perjury trouble. - More -

Duration:00:08:55

A Call to Worship a New Deity

6/3/2018
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As Christians, many of us seem willing to turn their backs on what we see as the least of these, which is to say Jesus Himself. It is becoming clear that we are now willing to replace Jesus with another ancient figure who stood in brutal opposition. - More -

Duration:00:09:22

My Hero the Thief, and the Role Model for My President

5/26/2018
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I recognize the latest defense offered for Trump in conspiring with Russia. It was used over 40 years ago in Maryland. But here's the problem. It sent my political hero to a prison cell. - More -

Duration:00:08:02

Coincidence and ZTE

5/19/2018
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Coincidence happens. A private financial deal can occur with a change in policy. By now, it should be impossible for anyone not captured by wishful thinking to believe that these abrupt changes in direction just happen to flow along the Trump money trail. - More -

Duration:00:07:46

The Hilarious Mr. Trump

5/13/2018
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One clue to Trump cruelty - his willingness to attack combat heroes, grieving widows, gold star families, and others - can be found in his curiously mystified befuddlement at simple humor. - More -

Duration:00:10:08

Political Rising Tide and a Sinking Republican Continent

5/6/2018
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The root cause of the political death spiral that afflicts the Republican Party has been blamed on Trump, Nixon, and a host of minor players. We have overlooked a hidden player that has only been with us for 30 years. - More -

Duration:00:09:52

Hang 'em High

4/29/2018
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There is a deep seated human need to discover justice, to see good rewarded, to see evil punished. This administration has turned that on its head. We see the worst acts rewarded. Virtue is a hanging offense. Scott Pruitt is a case in point. - More -

Duration:00:07:35

Why Comey is and Isn't Trump

4/21/2018
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They appear as polar opposites. Mr. Comey is truthful, Mr. Trump dwells in alternate facts. Mr. Comey is low key, Mr. Trump bluster itself, Mr. Comey avoids personally denigrating others. Yet, in one respect, they are frighteningly similar. - More -

Duration:00:12:12

Trump's Mueller Meltdown

4/12/2018
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True conservatives, the heartless ideological sort, are mistakenly attacking the Special Counsel. They can make their wildest dreams come true, if they ignore the dyspeptic Mr. Trump and force Mueller to go much farther than he wants to go. - More -

Duration:00:09:41

Trump, Putin, and the Pac-Man Ploy

4/5/2018
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We have entered a world we did not envision. Gangsters endanger those who enforce laws, mobsters take over governments, and criminals take away the pensions of those who investigate them. Pac-Man tactics have become a way of life. - More -

Duration:00:07:06

Shut Up and Dribble: Efforts to Silence Parkland Students

3/28/2018
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As with other tragedies, victims speak out, some with specific safety proposals. As with other tragedies, anonymous internet trolls ignore proposals and attack victims themselves, joined by a few public figures. But this time, something is different. - More -

Duration:00:09:55

The Fading Humor of Presidential Pathos

3/21/2018
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Each clumsy firing was a joke, an example of ghastly humor, an exercise in executive cowardice. The chaos, the anxiety, the tension have become too familiar. The pattern is no longer funny. - More -

Duration:00:07:55

Pulp Fictional Republican Arguments

3/14/2018
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Political advocates have always twisted facts, tossed in irrelevant prejudices to muddy rhetorical waters. But now some on the right go way past that, inventing alternate facts out of thin air. One nationally known personality becomes a case study. - More -

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A Witness Turns to Froth as Interviewers Try to Save Him

3/8/2018
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As we watched a campaign witness go to pieces on national television, I was reminded of the most pitiful member of French aristocracy ever to face the guillotine. - More -

Duration:00:08:33

The Bravest President

3/1/2018
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Few individuals are offered an unexpected opportunity to overcome danger while saving lives. Fewer still discover enough courage hidden within to perform well in the face of danger. President Trump surprised us with his own demonstration of character. - More -

Duration:00:09:58

Why the FBI Ignored the High School Shooter - They Had To

2/23/2018
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There was a reason the FBI did nothing about organized crime before 1957, or about civil rights murders in 1955. It is the same reason they would have ignored warnings about the coming high school tragedy in Parkland, Florida. They had no choice. - More -

Duration:00:08:49

Tragic Death Exploited to Smear Immigrants

2/14/2018
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It is especially tragic when someone who accepts danger in order to protect the rest of us, a law enforcement officer, is killed. How must we react when that death is used to attack an ethnic group? - More -

Duration:00:09:10

Brownback's Horrible Policies Might Save the Republic

2/6/2018
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It will be an epic economic irony if our Democratic Republic, and our freedoms, are saved by the policies that have driven Kansas into the ground. - More -

Duration:00:09:37

Dying to Vote

2/2/2018
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Voting rights are often debated as the conflicting rights of political parties to fair competition. Let's consider the radical idea that voting rights do not belong to political groups, but to people. And that the price paid has often been blood. - More -

Duration:00:09:27