Archive | 2015

Donald Trump: Populist, Pugnacious … and Remarkably Popular

In a recent report (September 4, 2015) on NPR titled “Nativism And Economic Anxiety Fuel Trump’s Populist Appeal,” Maria Liasson seeks to explain the sudden and immense popularity—against all odds—of Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side of the aisle and, of course, of Donald Trump on the Republican side of the aisle. In each case, these […]

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“War on Faith?” John Oliver and the Televangelists

A new church, Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption, was unveiled late Sunday, August 16 on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and as a long-suffering Evangelical, I found myself cheering loudly. Jon Stewart, recently-retired as host of The Daily Show, may well find his greatest legacy is the raft of bright, insightful comics who honed their bent toward biting social commentary […]

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