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Where Your Tax Dollar Goes  4/18/2017  (35)

Talking It Through  4/15/2017  (46)

False Community Consciousness and Local Radio  4/1/2017  (67)

Politicians Can Use Nostalgia to Manipulate the Minds and Hearts of People  3/31/2017  (64)

Two Forms of Governance: Big Corporations Want to Snoop about Your Internet Behavior  3/27/2017  (73)

Obamacare is Not Imploding, Can Be Improved  3/24/2017  (87)

The Soul-Sucking, Attention-Eating Black Hole of the Trump Presidency  3/24/2017  (84)

An Avalanche of Absurdities: Chris Hedges on the Rise of Trump and American Fascism  3/21/2017  (90)

Of Course Obama Wiretapped Trump  3/21/2017  (98)

Trump Glorifies American Militarism with German Leader, Embarrassing Himself  3/18/2017  (104)

Most of Trump's Voters are Not Poor, but Regular Old Republicans  3/18/2017  (99)

Robert Mercer and Big Money Chose Trump to be President, not the People  3/17/2017  (109)

Stirring Up Muslim Hatred; The Need for a New Election  3/16/2017  (98)

Old Republican Tactic: Stoke Fear of Crime  3/13/2017  (135)

White People are Hurting Themselves  3/11/2017  (130)

Basic Civics Lesson for Libertarians  3/8/2017  (139)

Public Trust: Post-truth is Pre-fascim  3/8/2017  (204)

Martin Marty Center Publishes Column in Support of Disgraced White Nationalist, Milo Yiannopoulos  2/28/2017  (219)

Trump is Not a Normal Politician and Was Not Elected Fair and Square  2/21/2017  (454)

Trump is Using Immigrants as a Political Scapegoat: Very Bad  2/20/2017  (199)

To Dominate Politics, Business Needs Religious Extremism  2/13/2017  (219)

No Vision or Leadership from National Council of Churches  2/9/2017  (244)

Post-Factual Politics  2/8/2017  (222)

Trump May Want a Terrorist Attack  2/7/2017  (238)

For the Right Wing: Only Christians Deserve Religious Freedom  2/6/2017  (202)

Where Are the Reverends in Justice Movements?  2/3/2017  (271)

Trump is Centralizing Power: Resist Fascism  1/30/2017  (294)

Cry for Our Country: Spontaneous Demonstrations across America  1/28/2017  (265)

Truth in the Trump Era  1/23/2017  (294)

"We Will Not Go Away, Welcome to Your First Day"  1/21/2017  (309)

Violence, Racism, Authoritarianism Characterize Trump's Inaugural Speech  1/21/2017  (358)

First Things Doesn't Like that Trump Surrounds Himself with Prosperity Gospelers, Snake Oil Salesmen  1/17/2017  (352)

Newt Gingrich Gets Trump Wrong: Why Southerners Hate the Federal Government  12/27/2016  (322)

From Peace on Earth to an Election Based on Violence  12/23/2016  (335)

Bill O'Reilly Admits the Truth: For Republicans Elections are All about Race  12/23/2016  (394)

No Mandate for Trump, Says Jeff Merkley  12/22/2016  (347)

2010 Prediction: White People with Self-destructive Fantasies will Elect a Figure Like Trump  12/17/2016  (320)

Gore Vidal on Ayn Rand: God is "I"  12/14/2016  (309)

Russian Atheistic Ideas Now Dominate the American Political System  12/14/2016  (272)

Trump Over Performed the Most in Counties with the Highest Drug, Alcohol and Suicide Mortality Rates  12/9/2016  (292)

Back to the Catacombs for the Real Church  12/8/2016  (334)

A Prayer for Standing Rock  11/12/2016  (305)

Trump Will Be Impeached within a Year  11/11/2016  (344)

David Brooks on the Authoritarian Anti-Politics of Trump  11/10/2016  (323)

An Anti-Trump Resistance Movement Begins with Protesters in Streets Nationwide  11/10/2016  (320)

Hillary Lost Because of Her Husband's Economic Policies  11/9/2016  (341)

Evangelicals Elect a Racist Pervert as President  11/9/2016  (370)

Very Serious National Decline  11/9/2016  (328)

The Silly Controversy about Hillary's Emails  11/7/2016  (336)

Trump Offers to Rescue Lower Income White People in a Secular Rapture  11/2/2016  (310)

The Crisis of Conservative Intellectuals  11/1/2016  (352)

James Comey Should Resign or Be Fired  10/30/2016  (340)

Traveling Luther's Life 500 Years Later  10/24/2016  (369)

The Death of Tom Hayden  10/24/2016  (361)

False Superiority Syndrome: A Terrible Disease of the European White Mind  7/22/2016  (681)

Delusion: Ben Carson Thinks Saul Alinsky Worshipped the Devil  7/20/2016  (489)

Understanding the Context for Preaching  7/16/2016  (480)

Journalists Must Treat Trump Differently  7/15/2016  (465)

Reading Grace in History through a Black Lens  6/26/2016  (472)

A Dark Day for the UK  6/24/2016  (485)

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Has Got to Go to Unite Democrats Against the Racist, Trump  5/27/2016  (550)

John Caputo On Divine Sovereignty and the Weakness of God  5/23/2016  (489)

A Corrupt Form of Christianity is Destroying the Republican Party  4/5/2016  (626)

President Obama: 'We are Easter People'  3/31/2016  (588)

Evangelicals are Not Voting Trump, Jacksonians Are  3/31/2016  (575)

The Modern War on Drugs Began as Nixon's Racist Assault on Black People  3/24/2016  (587)

Listen to a Black Man Standing Silently at a Trump Rally  3/15/2016  (584)

Who Should be President? Strict Father or Nurturing Parent  3/3/2016  (622)

Trump is a Fraud Who is Playing the American People as Suckers, Says Romney  3/3/2016  (708)

Asked about Donald Trump's Wall, Pope Francis Suggests He 'Is Not Christian'  2/18/2016  (633)

How the Portland Media Help Make Domestic Terrorists into Heroes  2/6/2016  (592)

Flint, Michigan: Death Camp City  1/22/2016  (647)

Privatization of Public Land is a Bad Idea  1/22/2016  (678)

Peace Lutheran in Burns, Oregon, Requests Prayers  1/20/2016  (733)

How the Iraq War Created ISIS: Crucial Information for Understanding Terrorism  12/6/2015  (735)

Leading Republican Candidate Donald Trump: How Stupid are the People of Iowa?  11/13/2015  (687)

CNN Repeats Stupid Claim by Pew Research that Religious 'Nones' Dominate Democratic Party  11/5/2015  (703)

First Things has become Relevant to Only One Region of the Country: the South  11/2/2015  (733)

Tell Ben Carson to Give Up His Presidential Campaign  10/27/2015  (727)

Corporate-Funded Think Tanks have Created an Angry, Destructive Politics  10/24/2015  (678)

Protestants Need a Pope  9/30/2015  (752)

R.R. Reno at First Things is Disappointed by Pope Francis  9/25/2015  (815)

Matt Taibbi on the GOP Clown Car  8/15/2015  (870)

Pray to be Filled with Awe and Contemplation  8/12/2015  (810)

Jurgen Habermas: A New Possibility for Europe  7/21/2015  (977)

The Republican Party has become an Agent of Southern Religion, Racism and Anti-Unionism  7/20/2015  (811)

Historic Day: Gay Marriage Affirmed by Supreme Court in All 50 States  6/26/2015  (809)

Gun Manufacturers Cannot Be Christian says Pope Francis  6/22/2015  (890)

Pope Francis Teaches Us about Climate Change and the Moral Imperative to Act  6/20/2015  (919)

Cornel West Wows a Conservative University Audience  5/4/2015  (1111)

Police Violence in Baltimore  4/29/2015  (1129)

Bonhoeffer's Vision: An Outcast Church on the Margins of Society  4/25/2015  (976)

The Debate Over Cornel West  4/21/2015  (1006)

Nebraska Doesn't Believe in the Free Market for Its Electricity  3/29/2015  (1067)

The New Political Mission of the Historic Protestant Church  3/16/2015  (1061)

When Fascism Comes to America; What Love of Country Really Means  3/1/2015  (1088)

Senators Marco Rubio and Joni Ernst Don't Know the Difference between Sunni and Shia Islam  2/28/2015  (1737)

The Shameful Media Attack on John Kitzhaber and Cylvia Hayes  2/18/2015  (1519)

Francis Says God Loves the Marginalized  2/16/2015  (1039)

Rand Paul Disqualifies Himself  2/4/2015  (1089)

Oxfam Report: How the Wealthy Get Their Money by Not Working or Paying Taxes  1/26/2015  (1066)

John Boehner Wants The U.S. to go to War with Iran  1/21/2015  (1078)

Martin Luther on Charlie Hebdo: Sick Secularism and Billy Graham  1/14/2015  (3082)

Whose Speech is Actually Free?  1/14/2015  (1139)

Historic Protestant Speech is Not Free in America Today  1/14/2015  (1300)

Wall Street has Bought Itself a Congress  12/15/2014  (1114)

Democrats Move to Encourage an Elizabeth Warren Candidancy  12/10/2014  (1129)

Iowa Lutherans: Don't Vote for Joni Ernst  10/27/2014  (2495)

Wendell Berry and Incarnational Theology  10/21/2014  (1358)

Did God Kill Jesus? Moltmann on Anticipated Terror and Joy  10/10/2014  (1330)

Stop the Oil Train Bombs  10/2/2014  (1321)

The Terrible Self-Righteousness of George Weigel at First Things  9/19/2014  (1332)

Violence All Across the World, including Ferguson, Missouri  8/15/2014  (1340)

Reagan's View of History Still Prevails  8/15/2014  (1296)

Nick Hanauer: Beware, Fellow Plutocrats, the Pitchforks are Coming  8/13/2014  (1327)

Blowing Up Jonah: The Political Use of Religious Symbols  8/12/2014  (1441)

Listen to Rabbi Henry Siegman on Gaza: Killing Innocents  8/1/2014  (1273)

The Lost Iraq War  7/30/2014  (1266)

It is Not Anti-Semitic to Question Israel's Right to Exist as an Ethnic State   7/24/2014  (1226)

Republicans Elect Mark Walker: A Racist, Blasphemous, Baptist Pastor  7/23/2014  (1698)

There is No Religious Left  7/22/2014  (1237)

Crisis in Ukraine: A Bit of Background  7/18/2014  (1187)

Teachers Turn Against Obama  7/12/2014  (1393)

The Trouble With Brain Science  7/12/2014  (1287)

The Roman Catholic Supreme Court Decides What is 'Sincere' Religious Belief   7/1/2014  (1344)

Karl Polanyi and the Stark Utopianism of Market Fundamentalism  7/1/2014  (1358)

Corporate Provided Health Care Has To Go  6/30/2014  (1282)

Brookings Report on Economic Justice and the Future of Religious Progressives  4/25/2014  (1366)

Coal Train Crisis Abates   4/16/2014  (1406)

Gay Marriage Ban Ending in England and Wales on Saturday  3/29/2014  (1406)

Obama Should Have Prosecuted the Bush Administration for War Crimes  3/28/2014  (1407)

A False Gospel: Corporate Christianity  3/27/2014  (1387)

Koch Brothers are Creating Their Own Political Party  1/26/2014  (1537)

Social Justice in New York City  1/1/2014  (1543)

God is a God of Freedom: Pope Francis and Liberation Theology  12/21/2013  (1544)

America, America, the Country that Kills Its Prophets  11/23/2013  (1717)

Thinking about a New Protestantism  11/21/2013  (1573)

Hysterical Anti-Communism: Billy Graham Urged the Killing of a Million Vietnamese  11/21/2013  (2375)

The Next President will be a Woman and a Methodist, but not Hillary  11/11/2013  (1579)

Regular Republicans are Beginning to Reject Their Leaders  11/11/2013  (1545)

Pastors: Help Your People Understand Obamacare  11/6/2013  (1616)

Mothers and Grandmothers on Abortion  11/5/2013  (1693)

Why Obamacare is a Political Con Job  10/30/2013  (1752)

Very Disturbing Governance by Media Manipulation  10/4/2013  (1815)

A Reformation Pope  10/2/2013  (1683)

When the Big Money Mafia Rule  10/1/2013  (1736)

Obama Wins Shutdown Battle  10/1/2013  (1880)

Samantha Power: Protection of the Innocent  9/11/2013  (1866)

Pope Francis to Meet with Gustavo Gutierrez, Founder of Liberation Theology  9/11/2013  (1832)

Apocalypse: Life Beyond Empire and Environmental Destruction  9/9/2013  (1720)

Joining Obama Against Himself?  9/5/2013  (1839)

Arab Spring: Transfer of Power in Syria  9/4/2013  (1799)

Religious Conflict in the History of Syria  9/3/2013  (1780)

Hunger Games: The Divide and Conquer Marketing Strategy of Fox News  8/7/2013  (1998)

The Terrible Mendacity of Stanley Kurtz  8/5/2013  (2286)

Obama Speaks on Verdict in Trayvon Martin Case  7/19/2013  (1796)

Summer Heat: Elders Called to Engage in Civil Disobedience  7/18/2013  (1862)

Business Predators Must Be Forced to Stop Their Damaging Behavior  5/26/2013  (2024)

Pastors Create Public Consciousness  5/26/2013  (1920)

Kathyrn Tanner: The Social Trinity and Politics  5/26/2013  (2006)

Obama Failed to Appoint Competent IRS Leaders  5/22/2013  (2080)

Occupy Theology: Obama has Broken the Hearts of the Young  5/20/2013  (1827)

Corporate Conspiracy Theories in Pastoral Consciousness  5/17/2013  (2010)

The Gosnell Verdict and Abortion Politics  5/16/2013  (2272)

False Equivalence, the IRS, and the Right's Persecution Complex  5/15/2013  (1994)

The NRA: Southern Political Terrorism  5/14/2013  (1933)

Public Violence  4/17/2013  (1792)

A Teacher is Raised  4/8/2013  (1838)

Stop Coal Exports  3/27/2013  (1909)

Health Care Hogs Drive Up Costs  3/27/2013  (1811)

Manufactured Landscapes  3/23/2013  (1885)

About Death Camp Thinking  3/22/2013  (1855)

Marriage Equality Goes Mainstream  3/21/2013  (1909)

Hope for the New Pope  3/14/2013  (1967)

The End of a Catholic Moment  3/12/2013  (1936)

Wealth Inequality is Much Worse than Most People Believe   3/11/2013  (1963)

The Government is Making Us Old  3/11/2013  (2155)

Fairness Now Means to Tax the Rich More  12/10/2012  (2006)

Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness:THE NEW JIM CROW  11/14/2012  (2114)

A Victory for Life  11/7/2012  (1860)

Romney is Not a Christian  11/5/2012  (2106)

It's Not Theology that is Utopian Today, It's the Market Fundamentalists Like Romney  10/17/2012  (2451)

Why Does Romney Focus So Much On Apology?  9/12/2012  (2026)

A Way of Speaking that Wins Elections  9/6/2012  (1958)

Compared to Other Nations, America is Under-Taxed and More Unequal  8/31/2012  (1983)

Obedience, Not Liberty, is Highest Value for Real Conservatives  8/28/2012  (2048)

Romney Degrades Himself with Welfare Ad  8/28/2012  (2012)

Prosperity Economics: Building an Economy for All  8/3/2012  (2097)

Michele Bachmann: Say Stupid Things, Make Lots of Money  8/1/2012  (2034)

The Trees are Falling  7/14/2012  (2179)

President's Social Darwinism Comment Stirs Up Business Elite  4/16/2012  (2127)

Today is My Last Day at Goldman Sachs  3/14/2012  (2155)

Creation is Broken: Against Utopian Conservatives  3/9/2012  (2130)

Women have Spoken: The End of Rush Limbaugh  3/9/2012  (2121)

Nazism and Public Schools: Catholic Bishops Want Public Money for Their Own Schools  2/25/2012  (2605)

The Cynical Use of Religion by Economic Elites  2/23/2012  (2612)

The Continuing Attack by Religious Right against Mainline Christianity  2/22/2012  (2310)

A Phony Public Theology  2/22/2012  (2119)

Naming the Enemy: Biological Fundamentalism  2/17/2012  (2126)

Social Policy in Pastoral Consciousness: Who Should Serve the 'Poor'?  2/16/2012  (2185)

Bishops Reject Obama Compromise, the Devil is Forcing Birth Control  2/14/2012  (2159)

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It  2/13/2012  (2129)

Romney Believes Constitution is Divine  2/11/2012  (2185)

Santorum Reveals His Political Philosophy with Comment on French Revolution  2/10/2012  (4797)

Legal Aspects of the Contraception Debate  2/9/2012  (2183)

Catholic Bishops Want Freedom to Oppress Women  2/8/2012  (2590)

David Stockman on Crony Capitalism, A Very Helpful Discussion  1/26/2012  (4578)

Wall Street to be Investigated  1/25/2012  (2529)

Obama Tells Truth about Economy  12/7/2011  (2142)

God Demands Justice  11/17/2011  (2116)

Understanding Protest Movements  11/15/2011  (2100)

Chris Hedges: People Have Finally Woken Up  10/8/2011  (2167)

A New Economic Strategy for Wall Street Protests  10/5/2011  (2191)

Wall Street Occupation Protest - Live Video  9/26/2011  (2218)

Tens of Thousands Protest in Israel; Citizens of the USA Should Also Hit the Streets  8/7/2011  (2263)

A Day of Blasphemy: Governor Rick Perry's Prayer Festival  8/5/2011  (2458)

Wall Street Hates the Tea Party  8/4/2011  (2290)

The Instability of the American Political System  7/27/2011  (2358)

Fukuyama on The Origins of Political Order  4/15/2011  (2321)

Obama Punches Back  4/13/2011  (2415)

Punish the Poor  4/9/2011  (2500)

Facing the Reality of Conflict and the Problem with Liberal Neutrality  3/21/2011  (2423)

The Republican Attack on Poor Women  2/20/2011  (2423)

A Real Spirit of Peace  2/11/2011  (2316)

Public Lies about Tax Cuts  2/10/2011  (2398)

The People Own the Streets  2/2/2011  (2409)

Political Violence Works  1/13/2011  (2528)

Religion as a Matter of Political Calculation  12/24/2010  (2621)

Tea Party Leader Says Methodist Church is the Religious Arm of Socialism   12/20/2010  (2679)

Bottom-up History: The Commoners of Atwood  12/13/2010  (2425)

Patriotic Millionaires Support Increase in Their OwnTaxes  12/10/2010  (2485)

Democrats Elected a Republican President  12/9/2010  (2446)

Obama Agrees to Increase Obscene Levels of Inequality  12/9/2010  (2337)

The Unemployed are Actual, Real People  12/3/2010  (2516)

A Deep Sense of Bewilderment and Betrayal  12/2/2010  (2517)

Chalmers Johnson Dies, Military Writer Who Told the Truth  11/21/2010  (2499)

Should the Rich Rule?  11/3/2010  (2362)

The Liberation Theology of Abraham Lincoln  10/12/2010  (2502)

Mass Psychosis as a Pastoral Concern  9/24/2010  (2572)

Glenn Beck and Apostolic Authority  8/31/2010  (2456)

A Moving Event  7/19/2010  (2399)

Gay Marriage to Become Law of the Land  6/21/2010  (2431)

Facing Death at the Center of Life  6/14/2010  (2483)

Rand Paul Exposes Tea Party Racism in Libertarianism  5/20/2010  (2609)

Equal Freedom: The Obama Doctrine  5/7/2010  (2789)

The Last Protestant is Leaving  4/9/2010  (2547)

Economics in Pastoral Consciousness  3/14/2010  (2639)

The Strategic Consciousness of the Protestant Pastor  3/1/2010  (2594)

Memesis and the Culture of Personal Crisis  2/15/2010  (2804)

Watch Out for that Communist Folk Music  1/22/2010  (2776)

The Political Cross at Xmas  12/23/2009  (2686)

There are Socialists and Communists in the White House  10/15/2009  (3323)

Send Money to ACORN Now!  9/19/2009  (3066)

The Moral Blindness of Glenn Beck  8/11/2009  (3156)

The Media Creation of Whacko Conservatism  7/30/2009  (3018)

Seven Pentecostal Mountains and Sarah Palin  7/16/2009  (3182)

Major Media Unfairly Presents Anti-Abortion Rhetoric  6/3/2009  (3122)

You Can Get Killed in a Public Church  6/2/2009  (3221)

Historical Jesus Theories: Bringing on the Reign of God  5/20/2009  (3540)

It's Not Socialism, It's Insanity  5/20/2009  (3026)

When Life Begins is Not at all Clear  5/19/2009  (3252)

The Political Use of Torture  4/25/2009  (3045)

Jesus is Not Some Phony Spook  4/22/2009  (2963)

Poisoned Waters, Chicken Shit and Smart Growth  4/21/2009  (3192)

The Significance of the Killing of Robert F. Kennedy  4/13/2009  (3181)

The Last Book by Neuhaus: America is Babylon  4/10/2009  (3413)

About the New Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships  4/9/2009  (3135)

Seeing the Truth about God and Economy  4/2/2009  (3329)

Big Bankers as Terrorists  3/23/2009  (3307)

Without Trust, No Economy  3/19/2009  (3156)

Exposing the Dual Structure of American Governance  3/19/2009  (3072)

Another Big Book on Justice  3/17/2009  (3087)

Why Pastors Need to Understand Rush Limbaugh  3/16/2009  (3141)

The Freeman Affair and the Israel Lobby  3/16/2009  (3160)

Uncreative Destruction  3/16/2009  (3189)

Some Truth about Income Tax Rates  3/13/2009  (3504)

Cultural Redemption: The Jewish-Arab Peace Song  3/13/2009  (3495)

The Poor Reputation of Evangelicals around the World  3/13/2009  (3224)

They have Stolen Our Language  3/11/2009  (3271)

CNBC: Mouthpiece for Business Ideology  3/11/2009  (3042)

Why Habermas?  3/11/2009  (3150)

Sex in God's Family  3/8/2009  (3342)


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