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Ferguson, The “What If” Questions, and What Happens Next

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8 I’ve been painting the house … Continue reading

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Roberts Defends Religious Freedom … Just Not Regular Freedom

“If children do not understand the Constitution, they cannot understand how our government functions, or what their rights and responsibilities are as citizens of the United States” – Chief Justice John Roberts When I was a kid I wondered what … Continue reading

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Father’s Day 2014, Remembering that Ideas and Ideals Still Matter

“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams.” – Isaiah 44:3-4 Yesterday … Continue reading

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Down Goes Cantor!

Just a quick note today. I’m sure most will have seen the headline today that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (2nd in leadership behind John Boehner) has LOST his primary to a Tea Party challenger. While I have noted in … Continue reading

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Optimally Compact (Non-Gerrymandered) Congressional Districts

“Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It’s the other way around. They never vote for us.” – Dan Quayle A good friend BLW passed along an article on a computer program that draws optimally compact congressional districts. The … Continue reading

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Where Does the Money Go in New Orleans and Delaware?

“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please” – Mark Twain Does anybody remember hurricane Katrina, the massive storm that destroyed much of Mississippi’s gulf coast … oh, and also flooded New Orleans? (Don’t kid yourself … Continue reading

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Jelani Cobb’s Odd Prediction and Rose Colored Glasses

“We must reinforce argument with results” – Booker T. Washington I read an article earlier today by one Jelani Cobb titled “What We Talk About When We Talk About Reparations.” As you can guess from the title, the article discusses … Continue reading

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A “Modern” King James Bible? Yeah, We Have Lots of Those

8 And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.” 9 And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but … Continue reading

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George Eldon Ladd’s Gospel of the Kingdom, and Golden Rule Democracy

24 He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field, 25 but while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat and … Continue reading

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Using a Hammer to Turn a Screw at the Federal Reserve

“The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Federal Open Market Committee shall maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate with the economy’s long run potential to increase production, so as to promote … Continue reading

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