Martin Schram: Talking tough about truth
Those of us who are used to covering the high-flying first days of America’s most-promising presidents-elect reflexively shift into wait-and-see skeptic mode when they effusively introduce their new Cabinet advisers to the world.Every new team sounds super special, to hear their new boss tell it. Richard Nixon regaled us at length about his belief that each nominee had an “extra dimension.” (And we know how that turned out.) So of course it sounded reassuring and spot-on when President-elect Joe Biden introduced his team of very experienced national security careerists on Tuesday, in Wilmingto...
Tribune News Service
Will Bunch: Biden's Cabinet is 'delightfully boring.' Can reality-TV-addled America deal with it?
It’s probably not surprising for a nation addicted to reality shows like “The Bachelorette” or “The Voice” (or season four of “House of Trump”), but a popular online sport — while Joe Biden built a lead in the 2020 White House polls — was speculating on which big-time Democratic political celebrities would take jobs in his Cabinet.Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Treasury! Sen. Bernie Sanders for Labor! Top Barack Obama aide Susan Rice for State! Oprah for Commerce! … OK, I made that last rumor up, but who wouldn’t want to wear the glitter of a new administration, undoing the stain of the Trump years...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Rudy Giuliani: From America's Mayor to America's Hack to America's Punchline
Let’s face it. Someday there likely will be a Netflix movie about Rudy Giuliani who has gone from being “America’s Mayor” after the leadership and reassurance he offered in the immediate 9/11 aftermath, to one more political hack when he ran for President — and now to a punchline. And a pernicious toxic force in both politics and the world of facts.Seldom have we seen a public figure move from such a lofty perch in the public perception to a figure of ridicule and an instant punchline. We’ve seen public perceptions radically change before. Note O.J. Simpson (the murder trial), Mel Gibson (film...
The Moderate Voice
First, pray for President Trump then go boldly defend America's faith
Why do we crawl before Antifa and BLM indoctrination and tyranny that actively steals elections? That attacks Judeo-Christian values, canceling American culture by using critical race theory assassination? We *re* Americans. And as Americans, we need to first actively pray for President Trump. Then work to connect with all Americans of faith. We need to stand up by the millions to prevail against unfettered lawless reelection theft.Seventy-two plus million freedom-loving voters went to the polls to guarantee that our children will never be doomed to a lifetime of government socialist servitude...
Communities Digital News
What We Are Reading Today: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson
Caste — beautifully written, original, and revealing — is an eye-opening story of people and history, and a reexamination of what lies under the surface of ordinary lives and of America life today.The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how “our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions,” said a review in goodreads.com.It said that author Isabel Wilkerson gives “us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply rese...
On Philanthropy: Erasing hunger in America requires more than charity
The holidays are around the corner and, for tens of millions of our neighbors across the U.S., this will be a time of scarcity, insecurity, worry and, in the richest nation on earth, hunger. Consider these facts:Prior to COVID-19, 37 million people in the U.S. struggled with hunger. Feeding America, the nation’s third largest charity, estimates that as a result of the pandemic, that number may rise to 54 million people — almost one in six Americans, including 18 million children. More than 29% of Coloradoans are food insecure — lacking reliable access to nutritious food — a rate that has tripl...
Tribune News Service
John M. Crisp: An election that America can be proud of
All in all, it could have been worse.In fact, when I finally went to bed in the wee hours of Nov. 4, I thought that Election 2020 was turning into the same nightmare as Election 2016, when contrary to the polls Donald Trump was duly elected president of the United States.I thought that four more years of Trump would be bad for our already bungled response to Pandemic 2020. I thought that during a second Trump term our standing in the world would continue to diminish and our relations with our allies would be further damaged. I thought four more years of Trump’s tweeting would destroy any possi...
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Fr Ezama: First African Comboni Missionaries leader in America
The need to know God and make sense of creation is innate to every human being. As children, we marvel at the beauty of the full moon while our imaginations shoot beyond it to search for the higher power responsible for it. Everyday occurrences like rain or the rising sun keep steering our thoughts back to the individual behind these miracles. These thoughts are almost always automatic.How is it possible that the water in a river keeps flowing perpetually in one direction year in year out without ever running dry? How come the source doesn’t get depleted? Or how come the pit at the end of the ...
Why America is a second home to so many Saudis
Now that the polls for the US presidential elections are over and the votes counted, congratulations from across the globe are flowing into the President-elect Joe Biden who will assume charge in the White House next January. That is if anarchy does not sweep through the nation, spurred on by hard-core and heavily armed MAGA supporters who see President Donald Trump as the saviour if you will of the superiority of the white race.From Canada’s Trudeau to Germany’s Merkel, from the Saudi King Salman to India’s Narendra Modi, felicitations and messages have made their way to the newly appointed l...
Can Biden heal a divided America and forge unity?
Pressure is building up on US President Donald Trump to concede the clear victory of former Vice President Joseph Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential race. Despite the electoral protests his campaign team has filed in a number of states, he hasn’t produced any evidence for his claims of fraud or irregularities in the vote count: that the Democrats have “stolen” the 2020 elections from him.The New York Times has reported that it had talked to the electoral officials in all the 50 states; all have affirmed that there was no proof of any fraud or irregularity. In fact, state courts have already rule...