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Public Square

Access Politics
by Bill Anthony Kennedy

From pantsuits to conference-room carpets, she’s worn them all. Hillary Clinton: “Style Icon”

Seriously, she’s either copping the style of a dictator or a walking advertisement for Rugs R Us.

Christians for Bernie
by Steve Knight

Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock on Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party

We’re grateful to Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Research Professor of Theology and Culture at Brite Divinity School, for her principled stand in support of Bernie Sanders and against the shenanigans of the Democratic Party establishment! Here’s what she wrote on Facebook:

Convention of States
by Laura Scala

When can the government stop you from selling your own land?

While the Senate Committee on the Judiciary grills Judge Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court will decide one of the biggest property rights cases of recent years.

Faith Voters for Hillary
by Chet Jechura

The Progressive Gap

For three decades the Religious Right wing of the Republican Party has managed to take over and control the narrative regarding Christian values, family values, and moral arguments in general, in our politics and in many cases, our churches. The stereotype automatically attributed to Christians, especially Evangelicals, that you must be a Republican has been [Read More...]

Faithful Democrats
by Various Authors

The Refugee Crisis

True to our fears, the Trump administration is already inflicting whiplash on everyday Americans, as many of us flit from report to report in an effort to ascertain exactly what the new President is doing. Perhaps the most glaring example of this from the first several weeks of the new administration has been the travel [Read More...]

Mark Meckler
by Mark Meckler

5 times Senate Democrats embarrassed themselves during the Gorsuch judicial hearings

And boy, did Sen. Dianne Feinstein embarrass herself a whole lot.

Politics Blue
by Various Authors

4 Keys to Engage in Meaningful Political Dialogue

Most of us prefer to hang out with people who share our political views. This is only natural—as they say, birds of a feather flock together. Yet our habit becomes problematic when instead of approaching the “others” as friends who happen to see things differently, we start treating them as enemies. Sadly, in our country, this has become the new norm. On both sides, vitriolic expressions of contempt and disdain, anger and hatred have become commonplace.

Religion Now
by Kathleen Mulhern

Love Trumps Nothing

By Kyle Sebastian Vitale. With the November elections, as with so many recent social conflicts, the word love has re-entered our national lexicon. Hashtags, t-shirts, and protests announce that “Love Trumps Hate.” Hurting voters express love for the refugee, the Muslim, the LGBTQIA+ through moving Facebook posts. Meanwhile, President-Elect Trump claims electoral victory to the [Read More...]

Religion Q&A
by Richard N. Ostling

Religion and terrorism: How do IRA Catholics compare with ISIS Muslims?

HEATHER’S QUESTION: [Paraphrased]  I remember being shocked years ago that some Irish terrorist acts were carried out in the name of Catholicism. What were the reactions to that, compared with the support or denial of Muslims toward violent jihad today? THE RELIGION GUY’S ANSWER: The Guy can only sketch a few aspects of the religio-ethnic [Read More...]

Science On Religion
by Connor Wood

A computer model of atheism?

Will secularism continue to grow? Computer models suggest that the answer worldwide is "not really."