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Posted September 18, 2017:
In a time when there’s so much ill-informed
criticism and denunciation of religion,
here’s a refreshing reflection on “good religion”
from Slate’s William Saletan. He writes of Michael
Cromartie, who died recently, and who taught Saletan and
others that there is such a thing as good religion and
what it looks like.
Will a post-religious America be liberated and
liberal? Maybe not
argues this essay from “This Week” magazine. The
movement of “post-religion” and “post-Christian” appear
to be a matter of considerable regional variation with
preponderence in the NE and the NW. But I agree with
this writer that with the hoped for religionless society
of securalists, we may discover we have lost a lot more
than we suspect and gained little.
Two old enemies work together for a stronger political
Interesting piece here about liberal Bill Galston and conservative Bill Kristol
working together in the interest of sane and productive
Attacking Trump is not a winning message for Democrats.
This article from Politico reviews Democratic Party
attempts to figure out how to approach future elections.
Conclusion: you won’t win just by attacking Trump. Nor
will a laundry list of “progressive” economic ideas have
broad appeal. So far Joe Biden seems to me the only Dem
who is getting the need to talk to working and middle
classes in language they care about.
- Tony Robinson
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