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Thoughts on Parkland on Palm Sunday

Love is stronger than death.  Tragedy will not have the last word in human history.  That, for Christians, sums up the meaning of Holy Week. With Palm Sunday at hand, young people made a triumphal ent

03/25/2018 04:28:00 PM

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Thoughts on Charleston ...

Racism is like a disease or virus.  Hatred festers quietly, incubating in some obscure corner.  And like measles or Ebola we think we have the monster controlled, perhaps even vanquished, until anothe

06/19/2015 07:05:00 AM

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America Has A Problem

Being youthful, black and male should not be a crime, but Freddie Gray’s death is Baltimore is the latest in a string of police assaults on unarmed African American men.  Before that, just in the last

05/02/2015 07:59:00 PM

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The Remarkable Truce of a Century Ago

Suppose they gave a war and nobody came?  It sounds like a holiday fantasy.  But the truth is that human kindness is always waiting to break out, making “peace on earth, goodwill to all” much more tha

12/24/2014 06:28:00 AM

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Torturing Our History

The release of the Senate’s report on U.S. sanctioned torture prompts me to post this article that I wrote for Tikkun magazine some years ago: THE 8TH AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION PROHIBITS CRUEL AND

12/09/2014 02:14:00 PM

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