Category Archives: politics

When the Republican Party Began To Go Wrong

Republicans embraced the political knife-fighting tactics of Newt Gingrich in the 1990’s and light-as-air political figures like Sarah Palin in the 2000’s. Many Republicans – including self-proclaimed “constitutional conservatives” – began to speak of compromise as a synonym for capitulation, … Continue reading

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Quotes by Bill Moyers

The corporate conservatives and their allies in the political and religious right are achieving a vast transformation of American life….They are systematically stripping government of all its functions except rewarding the rich and waging war. From Bill Moyers’ keynote address … Continue reading

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Faith Must Be Flaunted

In the current political milieu, private beliefs and personal prayer aren’t sufficient. To really do the trick, faith must be flaunted. What good is religiosity if you don’t wear it on your sleeve and get a lot of good press? … Continue reading

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Ninety-percent of politics is deciding whom to blame. Meg Greenfield, “Reader’s Digest”, July 1996

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A Successful Politician

A successful politician is one who can get in the public eye without irritating it. Vesta M. Kelly, “Reader’s Digest”

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Truth, Politics, Knowledge, Power

When the search for truth is confused with political advocacy, the pursuit of knowledge is reduced to the quest for power. Alston Chase, “Reader’s Digest”, August 1995

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