Retrospect: UCC Synod 2007

Bill Moyers At United Church Of Christ General Synod: ‘Drive Out The Money Changers’

Written by Bill Moyers (transcribed) June 23, 2007

Reprinted here from United Church News

“Thank you. Thank you for that extraordinary welcome, and thank you, Bob, for that very generous introduction. As you were speaking, however, I was reminded of three […]

Mowing the lawn?

This is really about those who still support him…

…and who are fundamentally incapable of obtaining any tangible benefit for doing so

Heather Cox Richardson Jan 31

 

“Last night, at a rally in Conroe, Texas, former president Trump told supporters that if he runs for president and wins in 2024, he will pardon the January 6 insurrectionists. Observers note that this promise […]

What will be the outcome of the SCOTUS 2022 review of affirmative action

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The Supreme Court is set to hear two cases on affirmative action. The conservative group Students for Fair Admission (SFFA) is suing Harvard and the University of North Carolina, alleging they discriminate against Asians. Given the court’s conservative tilt, this could be the end of racial preferences in […]

1776 or 1860?

by Heather Cox Richardson – Jan 30th, 2022

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“I’ve thought a lot lately about Representative Lauren Boebert’s (R-CO) tweet on January 6, 2021, saying, “Today is 1776.”

It’s clear that those sympathetic to stealing the 2020 election for Donald Trump over the will of the majority of Americans thought they were bearing witness to […]

A response to a response regarding proof of Jesus’s existence

Bart Ehrman replies to Richard Fuller

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https://ehrmanblog.org/fuller-reply-to-richard-carrier/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=non_member_email

The MSM is doing a horrible job of reporting on the economy

January 27, 2022 Heather Cox Richardson Jan 28

Numbers released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which is part of the U.S. Federal Statistical System producing data and official statistics, show that the U.S. economy grew by an astonishing 6.9 percent annual rate from October to December 2021. That puts the growth of […]

A letter for Davos virtual attendees 2022

In tax we trust.

“To our fellow millionaires and billionaires,

If you’re participating in the World Economic Forum’s ‘online Davos’ this January , you’re going to be joining an exclusive group of people looking for an answer to the question behind this year’s theme, ‘how do we work together and restore trust?’

Republican Rep Clyde GA-9 doesn’t acknowledge the differences between opinion, science, and religious dogma

Transcript of a Floor Speech

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An Unborn Child is A Human Life Floor Speech By: Andrew Clyde Date: Dec. 1, 2021 Location: Washington, DC

Mr. CLYDE. Madam Speaker, in light of the U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments for the landmark Dobbs v. Jackson case earlier today, I would like to highlight what is truly […]

Reflections on Day Two of Senate Proceedings – Jan 19th, 2022

by Richard @ Flexible Reality

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The televised proceedings of the debate on the floor of the U.S. Senate that occurred yesterday and today were lessons on democracy. I did not watch yesterday’s proceeding and only started watching about noon today when Sen. Murkowski (R) AK took the floor focusing on the need for […]

The filibuster explained

The procedure, whose use has increased dramatically in recent decades, has troubling implications for democracy. Tim Lau PUBLISHED: April 26, 2021 – Brennan Center for Justice Phil Roeder

Traditionally, the Senate filibuster was reserved for only the most controversial issues, but its use has escalated in recent years, often slowing business in the chamber […]

Debunking the “voter fraud” myth

via the Brennan Center at NYU School of Law

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Sensationalist claims have circulated this election season about the extent of voter fraud, with some politicians going so far as to tell voters to fear that this November’s election will be “rigged.” Because electoral integrity is one of the elements necessary to making America the […]

A research paper focused on trump supporters

Social Psychological Perspectives on Trump Supporters

by Thomas F. Pettigrew*a

[a] Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA. Article information Abstract

No one factor describes Trump’s supporters. But an array of factors – many of them reflecting five major social psychological phenomena can help to account for this extraordinary […]

MLK Jr. – Chicago 1967

excerpt of “The Other America” speech by Martin Luther King Jr in 1967

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“Now the other thing that we’ve gotta come to see now that many of us didn’t see too well during the last ten years — that is that racism is still alive in American society. And much more wide-spread than we […]

If you thought…

Don’t Move, Don’t Stop

Posted: 14 Jan 2022 01:52 AM PST

The Police Bill would criminalise an entire minority: it’s as if nothing has been learnt from the 20th Century.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th January 2022

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At last, we are waking up to the astonishingly oppressive measures in the […]

Senate Push for Voting Legislation – Jan 12th, 2022

article by Heather Cox Richardson

************************************ The struggle between the Trump-backed forces of authoritarianism and those of us defending democracy is coming down to the fight over whether the Democrats can get the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act through the Senate.

It’s worth reading what’s actually in the bills […]

Lucy ….in the sky, and in the ground

Lucy & the Leakeys

The skeleton of Lucy © Alain Nogues/Sygma/CORBIS By Cynthia Stokes Brown Until the 1950s, European scientists believed that Homo sapiens evolved in Europe, or possibly in Asia, about 60,000 years ago. Since then, excavation of fossil bones in East Africa, pioneered by Mary and Louis Leakey, has revealed that […]

Losing It by George Monbiot

Losing It – Posted: 10 Jan 2022 02:20 AM PST

Faced with the gathering collapse of the biosphere, and governments’ refusal to take the necessary action, how do we stop ourselves from falling apart?

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th January 2022

 

“No wonder journalists have slated it. They’ve produced a hundred […]

Not just another donation request

from Rep. Schiff (D) California – Jan. 11th, 2022

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“I want to preface this article headline I’m about to share with you with a caveat: Breitbart is a race-bating, despicable mouthpiece for the far-right and those looking to harness the anger of those on the fringes of politics.

That being said… and maybe for […]

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