Tag Archives: Abraham Lincoln

Loving America in the Age of Trump

Every Fourth of July, I reflect on what I love about our country. This is more important than ever in the presidency of Donald Trump. With the increase in political polarization in this country, and with Trump making personal attacks … Continue reading

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Radicals and Reformers

I strongly believe that social change in democracies occur when radicals put pressure for change outside the political system and reformers work for change within the system. The radicals are like the canary in the coal mine: they spot the … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln and the Radical Abolitionists

Recently I watched on the internet a movie preview of the upcoming Steven Spielberg movie on Abraham Lincoln. I’m really looking forward to this film, as Spielberg is one of my favorite filmmakers and Lincoln is my favorite President. In … Continue reading

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Presidents and the Supreme Court

In the next week or so, the Supreme Court will be ruling on whether parts or all of Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, specifically the mandate on making people buy health insurance, is constitutional or not. This … Continue reading

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Heroes

I’ve always been inspired by heroes. From family members, to close friends, to major figures in books that I’ve read, these heroes have helped shaped my values, my politics, and the way I want to live my life. As I’ve … Continue reading

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Debating the Tea Party on the Constitution

Over the past two years, the Tea Party has dominated the political discourse in American politics. In spite of my disagreements with them, I have a grudging respect for the way the Tea Party activists have become passionately involved in … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln and America’s Capacity to Grow

On this 4th of July weekend, I’d like to actually post a speech that Frederick Douglass gave about Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1876. I think it’s in keeping with our election year and in keeping with one of the … Continue reading

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