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Can differences of degree become so great they become differences of kind? Conservative and liberal Christians, unable to find a center, have become so increasingly polarized it appears they have produced two Christianities. […] Read More

Are we living in the best or the worst of times? Steven Pinker, a psychology professor at Harvard University, addresses this question in his latest book released in January under the title “Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress.” Pinker, born in Canada in 1954, is also the author of “The Better […] Read More

We must never be so naïve in our hope for solidarity that we neglect to identify and correct our problems. So, while yesterday’s editorial concentrated on hope found within the divided union, today we shift gears to honestly and genuinely address concerns. Communication and compromise offer the promise of a more hopeful path forward, but […] Read More

Optics can speak more clearly and thunderously than words. Such was the case when President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address this week. The scene was familiar for those who have watched past presidents give the annual address to Congress. The president makes a statement; his party stands to enthusiastic applause while […] Read More

I teach citizenship classes. One of those classes focuses entirely on rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens. In my class, I especially emphasize responsibilities. I point out that the responsibility to use our rights for such things as free speech, voting and supporting freedom of worship for all was inherent in the DNA of this […] Read More

There are many different ways to approach what President Donald Trump did in terms of the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. What follows are some of the major issues that should be addressed by this action. Was it the right thing to do? The answer is, “Yes,” and here is why. […] Read More

I am an evangelical Palestinian born and raised in Jerusalem. This influences how I see the U.S. decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, which President Trump announced on Dec. 6. I appreciate the president asking God to bless both Israelis and Palestinians. I have been asking God to do the same for decades and […] Read More

President Donald J. Trump attempted to honor Navajo Code Talkers on Monday, Nov. 26, in the Oval Office. While the president’s intent was commendable, his language and the image on the wall behind him sent a very different message. Trump used this special moment to take a dig at one of his political enemies, Sen. […] Read More

The U.S. faith community has responded primarily with concern and critique to President Trump’s budget proposal. The Central Conference of American Rabbis said it “strenuously objects” to the budget in a May 25 press release, asserting “The President’s budget recommendation neglects the foundational values that we hold dear as Reform rabbis and as Americans.” The […] Read More

The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal has, like all presidential budgets, received mixed reviews. Its overall goal of decreasing the national debt by reigning in spending is a worthy endeavor that should be commended. Spending more than we take in is unwise and unsustainable, whether on a personal or national scale. As President Trump rightly […] Read More