Quillen’s Corner – Another Pandemic Threatening Our World: Losing Perspective

By Martha Quillen

The sort of cruel gossip your mama forbade is now a common political ploy employed by both parties. That’s the way campaigns are conducted in the new millennium. Political players grab attention by making stunning accusations about their opponents’ morals, motives, and history, which they liberally supplement with humorous put-downs, and clever insults.

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Quillen’s Corner: Give Me That Old-Time Religion

By Martha Quillen

Trump’s mean-spirited but wildly popular insults have come as a bit of a shock to America and the world. But it’s hard to imagine a really nice guy becoming president. The idea of a peaceful, benevolent leader seems antithetical to American enterprise. Smiling George W. gleefully pitched us into war, and coolly polite Obama launched deadly drones. Even devout Christians question the possibility of peace and forgiveness. It didn’t work in Afghanistan or Iraq, so forget it.

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