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World Peace

First_peace_badgeEver since Miss Congeniality, the words ‘world peace’ haven’t had the same meaning as they had before I watched the funny film. More than an appeal for a cessation of the desire to harm others, ‘world peace’ has morphed into something representing any less-than-heartfelt, mundane or insecure non sequitur; for me, at least. And there were a lot of such encomiums rolling off the tongues of some in last night’s Republican Presidential Debate. Continue reading

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The New Faces of Intolerance Have No Mirrors

Rowan county clerk Kim Davis is shown in this booking photo provided by the Carter County Detention Center.  Reuters

Rowan county clerk Kim Davis is shown in this booking photo provided by the Carter County Detention Center. Reuters

When you think of religious extremism, you probably automatically think of the turbaned man.  With IS and Boko Haram doing their thing, running amok, killing, raping and enslaving like it’s just another day at the office, it’s understandable that you might think of them first.  However, it’s a problem if you think they’re the ones guilty of such.  We’ve got our own home-grown version of it going on right here, right now.  It’s so far nothing as violent as its foreign counterpart but troubling none the same.  Call it extremism-light.  This new face of intolerance is a petite and bespectacled homemaker standing all of 5’5”.

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