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by Ed Knudson

1) Not Much Planning in Houston
2) Members of Trump's Religious Advisory Council Have Not Resigned
3) Slavery, Original Sin, and Redemption: A Statement of Faith
4) A Stampede of Charities has Canceled Planned Fundraising Events at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club
5) Church Leaders in Charlottesville Prepared for White Supremacists
6) White House Staffer Fired Over Memo on Cultural Marxism (or, Critical Social Theory)
7) Trump is a Drama Queen: Weak and Sniveling; Whiny, Weepy, Self-Pitying. But Fox News Loves Him
8) Southern Baptist Pastor Calls for Holy War against North Korea
9) There Will Be No Wall, Says John Kelly
10) The Misuse of Martin Luther on Predestination
11) John McCain Gives Heroic Speech Denouncing Terrible Thing That He Just Voted For
12) Disgusting: Trump Attacks American Institutions in Speech to Boy Scouts
13) Philosopher Richard Rorty Predicted Election of a Racist Strongman for President
14) Washington Post Publishes Lots of Libertarian Nonsense

Article  by Ed Knudson:  James Comey investigates Trump's relation to Russian interference in the election. So Trump fires him. Mike Flynn may be a Russian stooge. Trump may owe Putin millions. Impeachment is probably coming  9/7/2017

Article  by Chris Hedges:  Capitalism has created a decayed world where opportunity, which confers status, self-esteem and dignity, has dried up for most Americans. They are expressions of acute desperation and morbidity. Rise!  9/4/2017

Article  by Richard Eskow:  The modern Republican Party has been telling people that government should be diminished in all its forms, because it doesn’t do anything useful. Then comes a hurricane.  8/31/2017

Article  by Ed Knudson:  Join the resistance movement against Trump. Help create the conditions for his removal from office. Find others with whom you can act to make a difference.  8/17/2017

Article  by Genevieve Valentine:  Libertarian legal theorists and others are going nuts over this new book by Nancy Maclean. She exposes how the Koch brothers have taken over the Republican Party. It's not conservative anymore.  8/16/2017

Article  by Chris Hedges:  The more Trump is isolated and attacked the more he is supported by the so-called religious right. Read this for the truth about current religion in politics today and its dangers.  8/16/2017

Article  by Ed Knudson:  Donald Trump is himself a racist despite anything he says later after he avoided the truth about what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Daily Stormer celebrates the death of Heather Heyer.  8/13/2017

Article  by Jessica Corbett:  Trump and congressional Republicans' recent actions on healthcare legislation will likely cause double-digit insurance premium hikes for millions of Americans in 2018, Kaiser reports.  8/10/2017

Article  by Ronald S. Bonner Sr.:  Christian ethics must resist the collaboration with evil and indifference and seek to eliminate and not exacerbate injustice, poverty and apathy in the 21st century.  7/31/2017

Article  by Ed Knudson:  Mitch McConnell learned last night that winning isn't everything. Once in a while someone comes along and does what is right. It might be John McCain's last big public act.  7/28/2017

Article  by Thomas Graham:  Trump is desperate to stop the current investigation so he can help Putin do what Putin needs. Here is good background for understanding the Russia investigation.  7/27/2017

Article  by Stuart Jeffries:  The German people are hearing from philosophers in the pupular media. Wow. Some history of social critical theory, Adorno, and current thought leaders. In U.S.A. politicians want to keep people stupid  7/24/2017

Article  by Jeremy Scahill:  History professor Alfred McCoy talks about the sins of American history, heroin in Vietnam, the CIA use of drug money in Iran-Contra, the rise of China, Bush's disastrous war in Iraq, Trump weakness  7/23/2017

Article  by Charles Mathewes:  A biography of Jurgen Habermas is appreciated by this author, who also discusses Michel Foucault. Concepts for understanding politics in the public sphere, future direction.  7/21/2017

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