Tag Archives: tolerance

Election-Year Weirdness: An American Tradition

A presidential election is looming in my country. We have one every four years. Maybe I’d get more attention by demonizing or deifying a candidate. Or saying that nobody should vote, because “they” put subliminal messages in ballots. Oddly enough, … Continue reading

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Celebrating during a Pandemic

This Saturday is the Fourth of July: America’s Independence Day. It’s a day for picnics and parades, barbecues and ice cream. We celebrate with fireworks and carnivals, picnics and concerts, fairs and baseball games. Usually. This year will be different. … Continue reading

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Floyd, Signs and Statues

Derek Chauvin, a police officer, killed George Floyd about a month ago. I don’t know whether a court will call that homicide a murder, or assign some other label. I do know that there was and is no apparent excuse … Continue reading

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Christchurch: Headcam at the Mosques

You’ve almost certainly seen the news by now. Someone killed more than four dozen folks at a Friday afternoon prayer meeting in Christchurch, New Zealand. One attack was east of the city’s center, the other west. Both were about a … Continue reading

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