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Walter Rhett: In the Fight Against ISIL, Going Beyond Either/Or
A big part of the American legacy is to reduce things to a simple either/or. It creates the illusion of being willing to make tough choices, of moving forward with decisive shows of strength while leaving piddling details unexamined.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/17/in-the-fight-against-isil-going-beyond-eitheror/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Thu Sep 18, 2014, 12:46 AM (3 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 9/15/14
Fresh from hastily scheduled trips to Turkey and Saudi Arabia, John Kerry begins the week in Cairo, where the Secretary of State hopes to get more countries onside with efforts to fight Islamic State extremists. In case Kerry doesn’t get his fill of truculence, skepticism and outright intransigence overseas, he has a backup plan: he’s returning to Washington to testify Wednesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/14/stormy-monday-91514/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Sep 15, 2014, 12:29 AM (1 replies)
Walter Rhett: Who Is Our Neighbor?
The story of the Jericho Road is well-known to many; a man traveling down the dangerous 17-mile old world passage that climbs between Jericho and Jerusalem; it is winding, steep, remote. Historically known as the Bloody Pass; in the one biblical story from the Gospels, a man is jumped by a gang of marauders and falls injured, unable to help himself. Several men of supposed good will—including a priest—pass him without offering aid. They see him and ignore him. Who knows why? One thing is clear: the victim is not their neighbor.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/10/who-is-our-neighbor/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Sep 10, 2014, 05:51 PM (3 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: All in the Family Values
If members of any political party can lay legitimate claim to the ill-defined moral high ground represented by wooly catchphrases like “personal responsibility” and “family values,” they sure as hell aren’t Republicans.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/03/all-in-the-family-values/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Sep 3, 2014, 08:08 PM (0 replies)
Walter Rhett: How to Exalt the Deaths of James Foley and Steven Sotloff
It takes an unbelievable arrogance to believe the God of your faith demands and applauds the slaughter of innocents. It takes hatred and blindness and a stupidity beyond redemption to believe that God praises the killing of human sacrifices as just and right and will reward those who killed for specious claims with mercy. The ISIL killings are evidence of a malicious design that heralds the destruction of those who falsely believe themselves to be the persecutors of God. Of their open wickedness, God has taken notice; their bitter words are like the wind, and punishment, both human and divine, shall answer their sins. For in God’s wrath, unlike human wrath, there is justice. There will be justice for American reporters James Foley and Steven Sotloff.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/03/how-to-exalt-the-deaths-of-james-foley-and-steven-sotloff/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Wed Sep 3, 2014, 05:43 PM (1 replies)
Jeff Rosenzweig: Stormy Monday, 9/1/14
Labor Day in an election year. Enjoy it, because tomorrow the gloves come off. Hammer time. Time for the excrement to plot a course for the fan. Time for September call-ups of every last little shred of dubious opposition research that campaigns big and small, Democratic and Republican alike, focus-grouped unsuccessfully all summer. Time for pollsters – good, bad, indifferent, biased or unbiased – to line their spreadsheets up against the wall. Time for the kitchen sink and all who sail in her. Ain’t democracy grand? New season notwithstanding, this might be a very good time to turn off the TV.
More at: http://www.democratsforprogress.com/2014/09/01/stormy-monday-9114/
Posted by DemocratsForProgress | Mon Sep 1, 2014, 01:35 PM (1 replies)
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)