Memo to Donald Trump: This is not 1968

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That Donald Trump may believe we are living through another 1968 says less about the nation today and more about a man who may be our president. He admits to getting his news on cable, which creates a virtual 1968 with its constant images of unrest, violence, terrorism, and crime. But a virtual 1968 is not a real one, and we must expect any leader of our country to resist the emotional pull of gruesome television images and to think rationally and deliberately about the real state of our nation.

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Talk Radio: Slow Down the Race

Talk Radio Hey, conservative talk radio. What’s up. You know I love you, and I hate to do this, but I’ve got to provide counsel.

I know you’re frustrated with Barack Obama. You don’t understand how he was elected president. Twice. He wasn’t a war hero, an entrepreneur, or an executive of any kind, but a community organizer. (All work has dignity.) Continue reading Talk Radio: Slow Down the Race

Racial Divide Given Protected Status

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National Park Service Declares It Off-Limits To Development

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today declared the nation’s Racial Divide a National Historic Landmark, giving it protected status against developers who might try to close it.

The move comes on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s watershed “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963, was a turning point in the civil rights movement, uniting whites and blacks together in common cause against racism. Continue reading Racial Divide Given Protected Status

The King James Bible at 400

An unusual eight-day production is currently taking place this Holy Week at London’s Globe Theatre. Commencing Palm Sunday and continuing through Easter Monday, twenty actors are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible by reading all 1,189 chapters of the sacred text aloud. Continue reading The King James Bible at 400