Category Archives: Politics

The god problem: Adoration of the MAGA

From 538 Significant Digits: 75 percent That’s the approval rating of President Trump among Evangelical Protestants, the highest it has ever been in PRRI’s surveys. At the start of his campaign and up to wrapping up the GOP nomination, Trump’s … Continue reading

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Distraught over politics? Take a break with Trollope

That’s a somewhat deceitful title. Because Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) is immersed in politics. Just not our 21st century ones. Although… I’ve been re-reading Trollope’s great six-novel saga, the Pallisers. There’s nothing quite like sagas to pull me out of my … Continue reading

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Stephen Reinhardt: Why our democracy is not the enemy

In today’s Times, Linda Greenhouse, who for many years covered the Supreme Court for the paper, wrote about Stephen Reinhardt, the federal appellate judge who sat on the Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco. It is, as always with Greenhouse, … Continue reading

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