Tag Archives: Trump

Charlottesville and Three Lectionary Readings

I’ve been thinking how to express the emotional turmoil in me regarding Charlottesville.  I initially thought that I could write something combining lectionary readings from August 6 (Genesis 32:22-31, Jacob wrestling with the unnamed man) and August 13 (Matthew 14:22-33, … Continue reading

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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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Institutional Integrity

I’ve been reading the news with dismay since mid-January.  The Trump administration is one assault after another.  Lies.  Attacks on the judiciary and the mainstream media (these days we need to make a distinction to separate journalism with ethical values … Continue reading

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Vetting: It’s About Corruption

The nominees for Trump’s cabinet are scheduled for Senate hearings.  However, some have not been fully vetted.  Nevertheless, Sen. McConnell set the schedule to confirm Trump’s cabinet before vetting is completed. I listened to Sen. McConnell on the radio today.  … Continue reading

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We Must not Resume Torture

The New York Times (January 5, 2017) reported that Donald Trump believes that torture works. Each day I read news which saddens me.  The direction that the Trump administration seems to lay out through his appointments and his statements will … 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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We Need Theologians

As I reflect upon all the political commentary I’ve read on our election as well as the Brexit debacle, we are inundated with political, economic, and sociological perspectives.  Missing is the theological. I know that preachers once occupied a prominent … Continue reading

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Shattered Dreams

I won’t vote for Donald Trump. I wrote about that several weeks ago. In my more candid moments I question why people would support a man who led the blatantly racist birther movement against Obama.  I say that those who … Continue reading

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No Trump

While I have had no enthusiasm for this election cycle, my dismay has started to evolve into horror.  A lot of that shift has to do with Donald Trump’s candidacy. That GOP Governors Christie and LePage have endorsed Trump as … Continue reading

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