What does “Christian First” even mean? Let me tell you . . .

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For years, Mike Pence has described himself thusly: “I’m a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican–in that order.” There is unending material in those few words, and one could, if one was so inclined, do an entire series of articles on them. For now, however, just a short post.

Christian First

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It’s Been a Month

It’s December 8.

It’s been a month.

It’s still hard to digest the chunk of news that Donald Trump and Mike Pence have been elected POTUS and VPOTUS.

Harder still is watching the daily assault of WTFisms that are being thrown at us. Cabinet picks that have no basis in reason. We have entered the realm of the Late Night … Continue reading

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Why I’m Here

That Tuesday afternoon, I got out the pots. The two big pots I was going to carry outside and bang together in jubilation when they called the night for Hillary.

Later, crestfallen, I put the pots away. The next day I cried. I wandered around the house. Disbelief. Astonishment.

Slowly, slowly, it sunk in. We had elected Mr. Trump.

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PENCE TO LOUISIANA DECEMBER 3

Will this election never end?

Soon and very soon. December 10 is the day Louisianans vote for a senator in a run-off between Democrat Foster Campbell and Republican John Kennedy.

Yeah, I know, I know. There really are people who will vote for a Republican named John Kennedy just because his name is John Kennedy. It’s those pesky “undecideds.” This … Continue reading

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CARRIER JOBS AND EUPHEMISMS

You know Carrier. It’s that air conditioning/furnace place in Indiana that was going to move 2,100 jobs to Mexico. During the campaign, Donald Trump promised that Carrier would do no such thing, go no such place. After the campaign Mr. Trump presumably forgot about Carrier.

Until someone said something. This is the way it is with Mr. Trump. He says … Continue reading

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Mike Pence, We’re Watching You

Yes, of course, Donald Trump is dangerous and frightening. He can’t form complete thoughts. It’s unclear whether he understands what his new job will entail. It appears he has failed to equip himself with easily-obtainable knowledge about, say, appropriate qualifications for Cabinet posts to which he is appointing singularly inapt individuals.

But it’s Mike Pence, the incoming Vice President we … Continue reading

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