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Stop this Madness

Trump exposed the GOP. Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, asked for “memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings” pertaining to discussions between Trump and Comey.  It’s a start. The GOP’s indignation over the president’s conduct has been imperceptible.  The … Continue reading

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100 Days – Sad

The first 100 days of the new administration was a demonstration of breathtaking incompetence.  President Trump’s lies, racism, personal attacks, ethical failings and just plain meanness made clear that this president is truly unfit for office.  The travel ban targeting … Continue reading

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Dear Congress

Our president-elect is a man most of the voters in this country did not want to be president. Most of the major world leaders did not want him to be president, either. Despite his boasts, he is a poor businessman … Continue reading

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Can I Turn Off this Campaign Until October 2016?

I haven’t been able to write much lately.  Too much stuff has been happening with my ministries.  On the other hand, there has been a lot of stuff happening in the world too. The events in the world are really … Continue reading

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Another Ad Nauseum Reflection on Election Day

The dust has settled and the GOP will take control of both houses of Congress and several governorships, including here in Massachusetts.  Yet, state ballot initiatives, such as increased minimum wage, which tilt left won.  Despite the sweeping GOP win, … Continue reading

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It’s Tempting

First Sunday in Lent March 9, 2014 Dalton, MA Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 (Trans. Robert Alter) Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation story from Genesis is so familiar that we should take a moment to purge it completely from our minds and dispel … Continue reading

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Opposition – More than Unethical

Yes.  We’re now into week three of the ridiculous and completely unnecessary shutdown of the federal government.  We’re also dancing on the edge of an unnecessary financial default. This crisis, totally manufactured by the GOP, should never have started.  You’d … Continue reading

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Squandering Leadership

We’re coming to the end of week two of the federal government shutdown.  Yet, life goes on.  The dire warnings never seemed to materialize.  I’ll even bet that should we exceed the federal debt limit, life will continue. I think … Continue reading

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Losing Sight of the Gospel

I kept checking the web for updates on Sunday with morbid fascination on the budget impasse in Congress.  As hard as it is for me to believe that Congress could not pass even a continuing resolution to fund the federal … Continue reading

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Can’t They Play Nice?

As I watched the developments to resolve the “fiscal cliff” unfold, I couldn’t help to think about a student who waits for the last minute to do his homework.  Actually, the student missed the deadline.  The teacher gave an extension. … Continue reading

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