Will American Democracy Survive Trump?

During most of my life I have been proud that the United State is the strongest, most democratic, and politically stable nation on earth. That strength spanned the entire spectrum of civilized achievement from economics, technology, and innovation to human rights, social justice, and the rule of law.

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More Observations of Evangelical Christians

I recently had occasion to explore the issue of DACA with an evangelical Christian friend I have known for close to 40 years. He is university educated, a good husband and father. I thought I knew him well. I had always thought he had an objective and sincere interest in the welfare of other human beings.

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My First Love

I remember the day I first fell in love like it was yesterday! Her name was Bobbie Jones and we were in the first grade together at our school in Allen Center. I don’t remember ever knowing any girls before I started school. But there she was!

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