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Walter Rhett: Exploring Our Paradoxes
There is a convergence of paradoxes no one seems to understand. There is an outward motion that is taking unusual turns and twists, and politicians are using these unique circumstances and unfamiliar challenges to offer and project blame.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/27/exploring-our-paradoxes/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Aug 27, 2014, 06:11 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 8/25/14
Michael Brown’s funeral will be held at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church in St. Louis on Monday. Brown’s father Michael Sr. has appealed to protesters to suspend their activities temporarily. “We just want a moment of silence that whole day. Just out of respect for our son,” he told hip-hop station Hot 104.1 FM. Along with planned memorial services and vigils across the country, a protest is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. outside the White House.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/24/stormy-monday-82514/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Aug 25, 2014, 12:12 AM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: ‘Police are deeply saddened by this tragic event’
The most sobering thing I’ve read in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri didn’t focus on Brown, his uniformed killer, or Ferguson at all. It was a news item from last December about an incident in Iceland.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/22/police-are-deeply-saddened-by-this-tragic-event/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Fri Aug 22, 2014, 08:15 PM (1 replies)
Walter Rhett: Drowning in Pain and Anger
There are times when words aren’t heard; their sense is lost, drowned in pain and anger. In our deafness, we only know how to blame. We have forgotten how to heal. We are no longer able to hear. The Sisyphean landslide has burnished and buried our ears’ common sense.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/20/drowning-in-pain-and-anger/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Aug 20, 2014, 09:15 PM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 8/18/14
At the behest of Attorney General Eric Holder, the body of Michael Brown will be autopsied for a third time this week as federal and state investigations into his fatal shooting by police officer Darren Wilson continue. Tensions between protestors and police in Ferguson, Missouri showed little sign of abating over the weekend, despite Governor Nixon’s declaration of a state of emergency and imposition of a curfew.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/17/stormy-monday-81814/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sun Aug 17, 2014, 11:58 PM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Paradise Lost
“As above, so below,” says a venerable precept of esoteric thought. A modern addendum might be, “And it gets even worse farther down.”
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/16/paradise-lost/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Sat Aug 16, 2014, 01:44 PM (1 replies)
Walter Rhett: Surround and Surrender
A favorite couplet of W.H. Auden explains much of the world’s confusion:
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Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Aug 13, 2014, 05:02 PM (0 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 8/11/14
Hostilities intensified over the weekend as assorted anti-American theocrats, terrorists and heavily armed extremists – Republicans, in other words – ratcheted up their rhetoric against President Obama’s latest efforts to help Iraq’s faltering government defeat Islamic State insurgents. If you opted not to spend part of Sunday watching foreign policy luminaries like John McCain and Peter King tell the nearest TV camera just what a mess the President has made of Iraq, you probably won’t be shocked to learn that they believe it’s a terrible mess indeed. Really terrible. Very terrible. Terribly terrible. What a refreshing change from the Bush era, when Republicans strenuously insisted that criticism of the Commander-in-Chief during wartime is inappropriate; nowadays they deem it inappropriate not to be screeching about every decision and announcement emanating from the Oval Office.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/11/stormy-monday-81114/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Aug 11, 2014, 03:00 AM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Mean Reigns
Mean reigns: its banner rises above the poor and the suffering and the global violence that bombs homes and threatens children and that seems to incite mobs and nations to reflexively attack the weak and completely ignore the trampled moral view, missed political opportunities and lost economic progress.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/08/06/mean-reigns/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Aug 6, 2014, 03:05 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: Eat Your Lunch and Don’t Hold Your Breath
An old Revolutionary War tale begins with a meeting between a British officer and the legendary Swamp Fox, the American officer Francis Marion. As an act of hospitality, Oscar, Marion’s manservant, prepared a dinner of sweet potatoes baked in the campfire’s hot coals.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/07/30/eat-your-lunch-and-dont-hold-your-breath/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Jul 30, 2014, 08:39 PM (0 replies)