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Patriot Games

I have been fascinated lately by how easily politics in general, and Right Wing politics in particular, can pervert and destroy language, even reduce the most decent words to something genuinely quite vile. Take “patriot” for instance. To be a patriot is, I think, a good thing. To defend your nation against enemies, and advance…

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These People Are Crazy

LR Net’s home office is (at the moment) in New Mexico. That means we tend to pay lots of attention to border-related stories. One of those that has been in the news lately is that of the ultra-right wing militia group that was patrolling the border and holding “illegal” immigrants (some of whom weren’t illegal…

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Christian Left Rising:Santa Fe 5

Editor’s note: Michael Jay Tucker is an avowed secularist. He jokes that the only religious training he received from his father, a physicist, and his mother, a social scientist, was the statement, “You cannot be an atheist because you cannot logically prove a negative. Yet, despite that background and temperament, Tucker recent attended a conference…

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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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Notes From A Drying, And Dying, Land

Readers may know that LR Net’s home office, such as it is, is in the great state of New Mexico. You may also know that New Mexico is an arid place. Technically, we live in a high mountain desert, which can be both cold and dry. These features give the state a strange but genuine…

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A Streetcar Named Disaster: Part 5

Editor’s note: this is the final piece in our series about the Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) system. This fiasco was foisted on the city by Republican Mayor and a Republican Administration that claimed it was financially sound and fiscally responsible… When, in fact, it made the most “tax and spend” liberal look restrained by comparison.…

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Meet Pete Dinelli

Pete Dinelli is a political commentator based in New Mexico. We are taking a moment to introduce him, and to suggest you check out his blog site because he’s damn good. But please hurry back here to LR Net. We’d miss you if you didn’t. As you know, LR Net is based in Albuquerque, NM.…

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