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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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Oklahoma Oil and Gas and the Charade of Greed

Harold Hamm and Larry Nichols are desperate to keep Oklahoma’s gross production tax on oil and gas at extremely low levels because they know that if they keep it low again this year, they will likely be able to keep … Continue reading

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Oklahoma: A State of Codependency

For most of its existence as a state, Oklahoma has been dependent on the fossil fuel industry as the driving force of its economy. There have been ups and downs, booms and busts, but Oklahoma‚Äôs history is a history that … Continue reading

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Impeachment

Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan announced today that Articles of Impeachment are being brought against the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. At a press conference to announce the decision, Speaker Ryan made it … Continue reading

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