Is Voter Fraud an Issue Here?

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Why Hillary Clinton Lost

My friend Tony Paganelli wrote the following on Facebook, and I thought that it needs to be read widely, so with his permission, I am sharing it here. I think of myself as a student of politics, but I was very wrong about yesterday. I read all the data. I studied polls. But how were [Read More…]

Make a Difference

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Beyond Two-Party America

I felt both proud and ashamed as I listened to Butler students share their feelings about the upcoming election yesterday evening. In a fantastic panel discussion, religion majors (joined by a political science professor for this panel, moderated by a religion professor) expressed the enthusiasm which they brought to this first time they will have the [Read More…]

Don’t Miss the Moment

Yesterday I had the chance to meet face to face with Tim “Spike” Davis, whose cartoons I’ve often shared on this blog as well as on other social media. I took the opportunity to get a photo together: We chatted about all kinds of things, but one of them was about recognizing the importance of what [Read More…]

White Smoke

HT The Sacred Page UPDATE: We now know the name: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio has been chosen and will become Pope Francis I. [Read more…]

The Jesus SeM&Minar as Teaching Tool

I’ve mentioned here before the class activity  I use when teaching my course on the historical Jesus. I get students to bring M&Ms, and we re-enact the voting on sayings of Jesus undertaken by the Jesus Seminar. And we call ourselves the Jesus SeM&Minar. Keith Reich recently tried the activity in his class. Click through [Read More…]