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From Douglass to Obama: How Far Have We Come?

This guest post is drawn from a presentation by my daughter, Sheela Jane Menon, currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Texas, Austin. It begins to examine the question of how much progress has been made in

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Posted in Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Justice, Race and Art, Race and Economics, Sustainability, Uncategorized

GOP Post-Modernism

Anyone who thinks the GOP is captive to Tea Party extremists, obviously has not been paying enough attention to what might be seen as a strong strain of “GOP postmodernism” coming from really deep thinkers like the Newt. I know

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Posted in Catholic Politicians, Healthcare, I BLOG, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Women's Rights

Defining “Marvelous”

They are buried in one line under “Vowed Religious” on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Even the deacons get a whole paragraph before the sisters. (Because they are men?) In these times, when nuns are

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Posted in Freedom of Religion, Healthcare, I BLOG, Justice, Nuns, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

An Authentically Dishonest Newt

Adult newts, we are told, have lizard-like bodies and may be either fully aquatic, living permanently in the water, or semi-aquatic, living terrestrially but returning to the water each year to breed. (Wikipedia) Newt Gingrich apparently has found his element

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Posted in I BLOG, Politics and Religion, Religion

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