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  • Blog
    Wed, 7 Feb 2018
    ArticleHow Does a Government Shutdown Affect Military...

    While shutdowns are a rare occurrence, military families don’t easily forget each one. In 2013, the government closure went past pay day for a majority of Department of Defense employees, including military members, leaving millions of people  in a scramble to pay their bills. 

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    Tue, 6 Feb 2018
    ArticleChelsea Manning Running for US Senate - An...

    Last week, former soldier Chelsea Manning, announced she was running for Senate in the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. Formerly Bradley Manning, she is a transgender candidate known for her 2013 convictions in violation of the Espionage Act, stealing government property, violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, among... more...

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    Fri, 12 Jan 2018
    ArticleThere are No S***hole Countries

    The President’s remarks about Haiti and African countries are disparaging and disappointing. However, they serve as an important reminder how crucial it is to stand with our marginalized brothers and sisters. Haitians, Africans, immigrants the world over, US citizens and all allies, local and global, must show support, spread love, provide sanctuary and demonstrate tolerance.

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    Thu, 9 Nov 2017
    ArticleGuns Will Not Save Us

    I was 14 years old the first time I held a gun. My parents had recently divulged that they owned not one, but two, 9 mm semi-automatic handguns. The thought of guns in my house was scary, even if they were kept in small lock boxes, stashed far in the back of my parent’s closet. It occurred to me that even if you have a gun,... more...

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    Thu, 9 Nov 2017
    ArticleThe WWII Myth

    Why do we Americans continue to subscribe to the World War II myth, the myth that all of our country’s World War II veterans are or should be venerated? Who’s to blame? Hollywood? Jeremy Warneke, Craft of War Writing Instructor Articles like 7 Lessons in Manliness From the Greatest Generation don’t help. In it,... more...

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    Wed, 18 Oct 2017
    ArticleKeep Running

    “There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish…” – Philippians 1:6a (The Message) The Apostle Paul might be characterized as the Usain Bolt of the Bible. Throughout his letters, Paul situates the Christian... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 18 Oct 2017
    ArticleDo Unto Others: A Blueprint For Religious Leaders...

    On Friday, September 29th, the United States cast a vote against a UN Human Rights Council resolution to ban the death penalty against LGBTI people, effectively jeopardizing LGBTI people’s lives around the world to preserve the death penalty at all costs. Though the US joined Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, the United... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 18 Oct 2017
    ArticleFrom Szczecin to DC, a Curtain of Ignorance and...

    When I tell people where my fiancé is from, I proudly recall that Churchill mentioned her hometown in his famous Iron Curtain Speech. Her town of birth, Szczecin, was once a part of Germany—and the northern end of Churchill’s Iron Curtain. If you wander through its streets you’ll see German buildings and,... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 5 Oct 2017
    ArticleA Gospel Message For Queer People Of Faith

    This article is for everyone who’s been kicked out. If you have lost your home, your loved ones, your faith community—this is for you. If standing in your truth is a sin, we’ve all made the fatal error. When waking up, living, breathing are de facto outside of your community’s moral bounds, and you are... more...

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    Thu, 5 Oct 2017
    ArticleYes, Black Lives Matter, why do you ask?

    I was living comfortably as a middle-class stooge in Manhattan when a discussion among friends moved to police killings. I mentioned that the little I knew about the police was that their training was insufficient and the shootings, though certainly race-based, could be laid upon the doorsteps of this training. Looking back at this... more...

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