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Christian Left Rising – Santa Fe 4

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of short essays by Michael Jay Tucker about his recent visit to a conference of progressive and liberal Christians in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tucker says that the conference, The Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Bishop’s Luncheon and Issues Briefing, was profoundly moving and inspired hope even in…

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Christian Left Rising: Santa Fe 3

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of a series of short essays written by Michael Jay Tucker about his visit to a meeting of progressive and committed Christians in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tucker argues that this conference of the “Christian Left,” is powerful evidence that religion can be, and should be a force…

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Christian Left Rising: Santa Fe 2

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of short essays which Michael Jay Tucker has written about his recent trip to Santa Fe, where he attended a conference of activist, progressive Christians eager to help change the world for the better. They were, in his opinion, the perfect antithesis of the reactionary “Christian…

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Christian Left Rising: Santa Fe 1

Editor’s note: Michael Jay Tucker recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to attend a conference of concerned and liberal Christians and others. It was an event which, in his opinion, demonstrates the good which religion can do in politics, when it comes from the Compassionate Left rather than the Reactionary Right. Tucker has now…

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One More Note On Rover

One additional word on the Mars Rover Opportunity: I suspect we needn’t grieve too deeply for Opportunity. I suspect that, eventually, we will return to Mars, either in the form of manned missions or, and I believe this is more likely, with vastly more sophisticated machines. And, when that day comes, the little Rover will…

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No More (Mars) A’ Roving

From the editor’s desk: So last week we all read about the Mars Rover Opportunity and how, after 15 years of unexpected service, it had finally perished in a uniquely awful Martian sandstorm. It even had a few rather touching last words, “My battery is low and it is getting dark.” Or, roughly that. The…

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Sorry Brexiters, UK’s Not Singapore

Interesting article over on CNN recently. In Brexiteer fantasy of Singapore-style economy will be hard to achieve, Tara John looks at the aspiration of some Brexit supporters to turn Britain into a libertarian utopia of low taxes, low government spending, and near zero regulation of business, just like Singapore. According to John, that really is…

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Anglosphere: One More Time

  This is just a quick addition to this morning’s piece on the Anglosphere, and how I don’t think I’d like it, and how I think we actually need lots of newcomers from the rest of the world — places like Francophone Africa.   Now, I’m uneasily thinking about the possibility of an American military…

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Anglosphere Revisited

  From The Editor’s Desk — A while back I did a short piece on “The Anglosphere.” This is defined as “the English-speaking nations of the world considered as a single social, economic, and political grouping—i.e., Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.” There are people, chiefly on the Right, who are promoting…

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The Anglosphere…Or Not

So I ran across an interesting term a year or so back, “The Anglosphere.” What this is, basically, is the English-speaking nations of the world considered as a single social, economic, and political grouping—i.e., Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States. Why I find the Anglosphere interesting politically is that at least some…

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