Race in America September 21, 2016

Death Without a Hashtag

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Race in America September 13, 2016

The National Anthem is not About the Military, and Never Was

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Terrorism September 11, 2016

How I Changed on 9/11

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Economy Election 2016 September 1, 2016

A Swan Song for Free Trade?

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Death Without a Hashtag

September 21, 2016
gang violence

Thanks to the modern marvel of Facebook, I recently re-connected with an old friend of mine. Br. Jim, as he is known, is the face of small but important group in Chicago called the Brothers …

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How I Changed on 9/11

September 11, 2016
9/11 terrorist attacks

There is a story from the desert fathers of St. John the Dwarf, who prayed to have all of his temptations removed from him that he might become holy. His prayers were answered, and he …

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The Phenomenology of Race in America

July 13, 2016
systemic racism

In philosophy, phenomenology is the study of how our subjective experiences affect our consciousness itself. These subjective experiences inform our perceptions, and those perceptions influence the way we engage with reality. We often tend to …

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Election 2016

A Swan Song for Free Trade?

September 1, 2016
free trade

One of the more disturbing economic developments of this current election season is what has now become a full frontal assault on free trade, an economic hallmark of classical liberalism that is deeply engrained in …

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How Donald Trump Can Win

August 20, 2016
Trump Blue Collar

Anyone who has read this blog knows that not only have I been deeply critical of Donald Trump (see here, here, and here, for starters), calling him out for his racist overtones, his xenophobia, his …

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Was #NeverTrump a Failure?

August 10, 2016
#NeverTrump

Has the #NeverTrump movement failed? It’s an important question, and one that those of us involved need to ask ourselves right now. It’s true, thanks to his compulsive penchant for self-destruction it looks increasingly likely …

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Hillary’s Moment

July 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton

This is a historic moment. Of that there can be no doubt. Hillary Clinton has just become the first woman in the history of the United States to accept the nomination for president of a …

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