The antics and behavior that are coming out of the White House are disturbing on many levels, but one of the most troubling is that it feels like this country is moving toward becoming an autocratic state. A survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp during the Holocaust, architect Stephen Jacobs, said in a recent interview… Read More Is America’s Democracy in Trouble?
The system of electing a president has been the same …since the days the Founding Fathers set up the system. So, why is Donald Trump complaining that the system isn’t fair? It might be unfair, true, but it is the system and it has been in place …forever. Donald is crying and whining that the… Read More Donald Trump’s Whining Shows his Ignorance
“He with the gold …rules.” That is a line spoken by Bill Moyers in his documentary: “State of Conflict: North Carolina.” It is a fascinating but troubling documentary, exposing the right-wing takeover of government in North Carolina, bankrolled by one Art Pope, among others …which is resulting in an extreme erosion of rights of people… Read More He With Gold Rules
It is very hard to understand why any politician would be opposed to paying people a living wage – meaning, a wage that would allow them to live with dignity as opposed to living as virtual slaves to an unfair economic system. It is clear that capitalism and democracy are not one in the… Read More Who Cares for the Poor?
There are some things we just don’t think about. Susan Thistlewaite, Chicago Theological Seminary professor, author and scholar, gives some sobering information in her latest book, Occupy the Bible. She says that we ought to read the Bible from the perspective of the homeless, the hungry, the economically stressed. It was from their perspective that… Read More What Does the Bible Say, Really?