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Politics, Economics, and Religion

Religion has so many connections to political and economic beliefs, there needs to be a place to identify linkages, problems, goals, options, action plans and evaluation criteria.  

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What is the purpose of life?

An eternal question, what is the purpose of life?, occupied philosophers’ thoughts throughout history. Stone pictographs reveal even primitive peoples reflected on this query. Each one has the capacity to define his or her personal thinking about politics, economics and religion.

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'Trump's Katrina?' No, it's much worse (Juliette Kayyem - CNN)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Oct 2. 5 Replies

It is a difficult task to turn the memory of Hurricane Katrina into a quaint story of well-meaning government actors unable to save a city from destruction. President Donald Trump managed to do that on Saturday morning when he essentially blamed…Continue

Tags: Juliette Kayyem, CNN, tragedy, Puerto Rico, Donald Trump

Trump, America's First White President

Started by Grinning Cat. Last reply by Grinning Cat Sep 30. 1 Reply

[reposting from the group "Conversations on Race, Ethnicity, and Culture", which will be was cleared and closed October 1.]Trump, America's first white presidentSo writes…Continue

Tags: race, racism, systemic racism, endemic racism, class

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Comment by Joseph P on April 3, 2017 at 1:40pm

Whatever sort of kink works for you.  I'm not into apocalypses, myself.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 12:31pm

Nah, just having a lot of pre-apocalyptic fun.

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 3, 2017 at 11:56am

Bert, are we fucked?

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on April 3, 2017 at 10:55am

Robert Redford: 45 years after Watergate, the truth is again in danger

[WAPO - entire column]

. . . The system worked. The checks and balances the Constitution was designed to create functioned when put to their biggest test. Would they still? Which brings me to the other half of the question: What’s different now?

Much. Our country is divided, and we have a tenuous grasp on truth.

There was a time during a period of national crisis when politicians from both sides of the aisle put partisan politics aside to uncover the truth. There was a time when Democrats and Republicans united to navigate a peaceful ending to a corrupt and criminal presidency. There was a time when members of Congress placed defending our democracy above party interests for the greater good. There was a time.

Now is a different time. If we have another Watergate, will we navigate it as well? In a statement in May 1973, John Dean addressed what he described as efforts to discredit his testimony by discrediting him personally. He famously said: “The truth always emerges.”

I’m concerned about its chances these days.

Comment by Joseph P on April 2, 2017 at 11:13pm

In my case, it's a side effect of the grotesque gerrymandering in this state.  The Democratic congressmen are all real liberals.  Notice the absence of North Carolina on that chart, except for Price signing on just recently.

Comment by Jennifer W on April 2, 2017 at 11:00pm
Mine hasn't. I've contacted her via Twitter and I may call her office. Which I find a little odd since she's actually fairly active and has a very diverse district. I may have to dig deeper.
Comment by Joseph P on April 2, 2017 at 7:33pm

Well, my congressman is already on-board.  Cool.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 2, 2017 at 4:08pm

Thanks, Jennifer W, for the list of 111 House Democrats NOT currently supporting HR 676 Medicare for all. I will do all I can to get letters going in those districts who are not voting for it.  

Comment by Jennifer W on April 2, 2017 at 3:40pm

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