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MRBlog | America’s Religion Problem

MRBlog | America’s Religion Problem

Thomas J. Whitley January 4, 2017 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Emma Green’s interview of Michael Wear, the former director of Barack Obama’s faith-outreach efforts, for The Atlantic has many up in arms. Wear is, as Green put it, a “theologically

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MRBlog | We’ve always lived in a post-truth world, Donald Trump just made it easier to recognize

MRBlog | We’ve always lived in a post-truth world, Donald Trump just made it easier to recognize

Thomas J. Whitley December 5, 2016 0

By Thomas J. Whitley The commentariat is up in arms about our supposed devolution into a post-truth world. But the truth is that we have always lived in a post-truth world; Donald Trump just

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MRBlog | “Economic Terrorism” and the Rise of the Trump Regime

MRBlog | “Economic Terrorism” and the Rise of the Trump Regime

Thomas J. Whitley November 21, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley This week Washington state Republican Senator Doug Ericksen introduced a bill intended to outlaw illegal protests, a move that seems patently unnecessary (if the protests are already illegal, there’s no

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MRBlog | On Giving Donald Trump a Chance

MRBlog | On Giving Donald Trump a Chance

Thomas J. Whitley November 14, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead,” Hillary Clinton said in her concession speech the day after the election. President Obama echoed Clinton the following

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MRBlog | Is Hillary Clinton a Heretic?

MRBlog | Is Hillary Clinton a Heretic?

Thomas J. Whitley November 4, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Hillary Clinton is a heretic. Or, at least this is what CNN’s Religion Editor Daniel Burke would have you believe. To be fair, Burke did not explicitly label Clinton

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MRBlog | Creating Race

MRBlog | Creating Race

Thomas J. Whitley October 24, 2016 1

By Thomas J. Whitley We can definitely define the race of people. So said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory back in May in his argument that transgender people cannot be considered a protected class. In

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MRBlog | Evangelical Masculinity and the Acceptance of Donald Trump

MRBlog | Evangelical Masculinity and the Acceptance of Donald Trump

Thomas J. Whitley October 9, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley When the news broke late Friday afternoon that Donald Trump was caught on camera in 2005 bragging about sexually assaulting women, many expressed their disgust and began pontificating that

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MRBlog | The Price of Patriotism

MRBlog | The Price of Patriotism

Thomas J. Whitley September 23, 2016 0

  By Thomas J. Whitley Patriotism is a luxury that only the privileged can afford. For it is only the privileged who can whitewash their nation’s history. It is only those who have never had

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MRBlog | There is no precedent for Donald Trump — and that is what makes him so scary

MRBlog | There is no precedent for Donald Trump — and that is what makes him so scary

Thomas J. Whitley July 25, 2016 0

By Thomas J. Whitley   There is no precedent for Donald Trump. Much that has been written since Trump accepted the Republican nomination for President at the Republican National Convention Thursday night in Cleveland

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MRBlog | America, Dystopia

MRBlog | America, Dystopia

Thomas J. Whitley July 12, 2016 0

By Thomas J. Whitley As we enter another week, many are trying to make sense of the last week, which brought us the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of

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