Monthly Archives: June 2017

Not Here by Accident

We didn’t just get here by accident. By “here,” I mean: a situation in which all three branches of the federal government are controlled by the large corporate interests represented by the Republican Party a situation in which income inequality … Continue reading

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These Three Things for Oklahoma

In conversation with hundreds of Oklahomans over the past couple of years and after years of analysis concerning systemic change in the Oklahoma context, I am convinced that Oklahoma needs three things to happen before we will be able to … Continue reading

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Love not Hate, Baseball not Bullets

Sometimes resistance to Trump can seem like an overwhelmingly daunting task. How does one resist a person who is so willing to lie, so willing to play outside of the normal rules of decent human behavior and interaction, so willing … Continue reading

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Comey, Trump, and Kohlberg’s Stages of Moral Development

Looking at the discussions over the past few days concerning Comey’s actions and testimony, Lawrence Kohlberg’s stages of moral development are illuminating. I would argue that Trump is trapped somewhere between pre-conventional and conventional levels of moral development, specifically between … Continue reading

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Things Hoped For

“Hope” is not the first word that comes to mind when I think of the Trump presidency, but the word came up in James Comey’s testimony about his private interactions with the president. This may mark the only time when … Continue reading

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Political Lies and the Obligation to Resist

Politicians have a right to lie to the American people. It is protected by the First Amendment. But the people have the obligation to vote these liars out of office. The excuse that “all politicians lie” is a shirking of … Continue reading

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United Methodist Church and Wespath, Stop Investing in the Merchants of Doubt and Death!

If we think it is morally problematic to invest in alcohol, tobacco, and gambling because of their negative effects on persons and society; but we think it is not morally problematic to invest in fossil fuel companies, then that it … Continue reading

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