Tag Archives: Character

On Memorial Day: My annual tribute to a soldier of the greatest generation

Memorial Day 2011 When I seek to honor the men and women of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price to fight for freedom and justice, I think of their peers and how they honor those who didn’t make … Continue reading

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Weighing Newt’s great presidential adventure

So Newt Gingrich has announced that he will be a candidate for president of the United States in 2012. In my view that is very good news for a Republican field that is anemic–candidates that have no hope, have no … Continue reading

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When the murder of the innocents becomes too common

In my new position at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jewish I am now seeing daily what in the past I’ve only glanced at from time to time–the difficulties, dangers, and continuing hardships of the Jewish people around the … Continue reading

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Social grace, in Washington

In a comical episode of military brass interacting with official Washington, four-star General Peter Chiarelli,  the #2 general in the U.S. Army, showed decency and good humor when White House official Valerie Jarrett mistook him for a waiter (because of … Continue reading

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Goodness: hockey crowd rescues 8-year old anthemist

Goodness overcomes.

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The Search for Everyday Wisdom

Ever wake up realizing that what you really need for the week ahead is wisdom? If not, then you probably don’t have children, you don’t have a spouse or any meaningful relationships, you don’t face job challenges, you have endless … Continue reading

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Justice Dept should charge WikiLeaks’ Assange with sedition

Do our laws protect a troubled and dysfunctional Australian cultural renegade who ignores the accepted conventions of human decency, thumbs his nose at U.S. institutions, and posts on the Internet deep secrets of national defense and awkward details of diplomatic … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Principle: Opinions on TSA Invading Your Personal Space

If you’ve stopped to think about it, doesn’t it seem odd that the angst over TSA’s scans and pat-downs have come frequently from conservative Republicans, and justification of the actions have come from the Administration’s liberal Democrat defenders on national … Continue reading

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The Lost Lessons of Thanksgiving

Emerging from the tryptophan-induced lethargy of Thanksgiving and the fleeting stimulus of Black Friday sales stampedes I’m reflecting on two lost lessons of the first Thanksgiving and the people who celebrated it, the Puritans.  The Puritan understanding of deferred gratification. … Continue reading

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Who do you trust? The steep decline in public confidence

I saw an article yesterday about the decline in confidence in the church and organized religion, which Gallup polled at 48 percent in 2010, down 4 percent from last year. That’s disappointing, but it places the church high on the … Continue reading

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