These thoughts were submitted to the United Church of Christ news blog, in response to Pastor Chuck Currie’s comments, “Danville Church Tackles Tough Subject of Race“. For another example of dialogue, have a look at the Philadelphia Enquirer article, “In
In the “money driven” world of national politics where in November a “winner will take all”, the choice of who to support is both a practical and pragmatic issue. Nobody wants to bet on the wrong horse. Betting is a
As a white person and descendant of pioneer Americans (my Presbyterian relatives arrived from Scotland in 1704), I am heartened by the resonance of the debate sparked by Rev. Wright. I left the United States in 1995 partly out of
It has become evident, as it must be to any socially conscious American who lives or has lived in one of America’s major urban areas, that Mr. Obama’s blackness is a problem, but not in the usual way. He is
Paul Rogers’ article in today’s issue of Open Democracy, Pakistan’s Peril, is a vivid reminder if ever we needed one that life moves on and that there is no advantage to finally settling the moral issues surrounding Bush the Younger.
The Huffington Post persists in calling attention to the antics of the United States Senator from Louisiana, David Vitter, ironizing on his ability to multi-task, that is, attend to personal affairs while representing his constituents. The scroll reads: “Multitasking: Vitter
I’ve had enough Bush bashing. The world of political comment, the blogosphere is humming. It is comforting to know that we Americans, wherever we may be and whatever our political pursuasion, are reclaiming the center of the party of Abraham
Noam Chomsky advocates radical self-criticism. How refreshing. Where else can one get a good look in the mirror? Foreign Policy in Focus (www.fpif.org), earlier this month (Feb. 16, 2007), published an interview with Noam Chomsky (Chomsky on Iran, Iraq and