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arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.18.2008
"Did you know Will Smith is a Scientologist?" my husband asked over tea this morning. Like most people, I'm aware of religious prejudices lodged in dark corners of my mind. As a wise rabbi once told me, Jews tend to have an immune problem with Christianity, having been exposed too early...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Jan.18.2008
A woman at dinner: You know, I would vote for Obama. but (eyeballing me) you know he is not going to win. Why is this happening to me I think? I say: Two words if he wins: Body Armor. YEAH she squeals. Okay. This is for all of my grand lovely Caucasians liberal friends: I don't know WHO I am...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jan.17.2008
The absentee ballots have arrived at my house, and I'm voting for Barack Obama. Please stick with me for a few minutes while I take a little detour to tell you why. A friend sent me a link recently to an extremely interesting piece in Wired. Clive Thompson writes about an Australian philosopher...
shaun-d-landry's picture
Jan.12.2008
It's been interesting the last few months. I'm not religious, but my family is. My family ever since I was little has attended Trinity Church UCC Chicago. Trinity UCC was founded in 1961. Ten years later, when the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright became its pastor, the church had 87 families. Today,...
mark-childress's picture
Jan.10.2008
A little while ago Sen. John Kerry announced his endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for the Democratic nomination. "What you have to understand," said the failed 2004 candidate, "is that I was FOR John Edwards before I was AGAINST him."