Yesterday, I wrote about how Progressives might need to somehow appeal to at least some of the voters who currently support Trump. I need to add something to that. Specifically, I am now struck by the fact that the Progressive Left has done many things well, but explaining its advantages to the Deplorables who support…

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Today I saw another article decrying identity politics. I’ll confess, I run hot and cold on this. As a good 1960s hold-over, I have the tendency to privilege identity politics…whether based on race, class, gender, or what have you. Yet, I will also admit to feeling some concern about it. As a weapon it is,…

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In an astonishing development, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted to defy Trump and overturn his declaration of a national emergency. This is the first time since 2016 that at least some Republican Senators have united with their Democratic counterparts to oppose Trump. It is important not to over-stress the importance of the vote. First, Trump…

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Editor’s note: Michael Jay Tucker is an avowed secularist. He jokes that the only religious training he received from his father, a physicist, and his mother, a social scientist, was the statement, “You cannot be an atheist because you cannot logically prove a negative. Yet, despite that background and temperament, Tucker recent attended a conference…

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of short essays by Michael Jay Tucker about his recent visit to a conference of progressive and liberal Christians in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tucker says that the conference, The Lutheran Advocacy Ministry Bishop’s Luncheon and Issues Briefing, was profoundly moving and inspired hope even in…

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Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of a series of short essays written by Michael Jay Tucker about his visit to a meeting of progressive and committed Christians in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Tucker argues that this conference of the “Christian Left,” is powerful evidence that religion can be, and should be a force…

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of short essays which Michael Jay Tucker has written about his recent trip to Santa Fe, where he attended a conference of activist, progressive Christians eager to help change the world for the better. They were, in his opinion, the perfect antithesis of the reactionary “Christian…

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Editor’s note: Michael Jay Tucker recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico, to attend a conference of concerned and liberal Christians and others. It was an event which, in his opinion, demonstrates the good which religion can do in politics, when it comes from the Compassionate Left rather than the Reactionary Right. Tucker has now…

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One additional word on the Mars Rover Opportunity: I suspect we needn’t grieve too deeply for Opportunity. I suspect that, eventually, we will return to Mars, either in the form of manned missions or, and I believe this is more likely, with vastly more sophisticated machines. And, when that day comes, the little Rover will…

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From the editor’s desk: So last week we all read about the Mars Rover Opportunity and how, after 15 years of unexpected service, it had finally perished in a uniquely awful Martian sandstorm. It even had a few rather touching last words, “My battery is low and it is getting dark.” Or, roughly that. The…

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