Tag Archives: Jimmy Carter

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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Donald Trump, Lee Atwater and the Politics of Personal Attack

Watching the second Presidential debate was a very depressing experience. Trump’s campaign for the entire election season has been a mean spirited affair based on personal attacks with little policy specifics. He said John McCain wasn’t a war hero. He … Continue reading

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Watching the Debates

The Presidential and Vice Presidential debates have always been the most entertaining part of the election season for me.  From the past debates that I’m seen, they’ve usually been less about the issues and more about creating an impression to … Continue reading

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The Presidency and Leadership in a Democracy

When I was in college I checked out from the library a book by Hedley Donovan, a renowned political reporter, entitled Roosevelt to Reagan.  It was written in the 1980s, and it described his experiences with 9 Presidents.     Based on that experience, Donovan made a … Continue reading

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Progressive Christians in History

A lot of the great progressive movements of the past were led by Christians of various different denominations who had different interpretations of the Bible. In the 1500s in Santo Domingo, a Dominican named Antonio de Montesinos, preached a sermon … Continue reading

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