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Judith Barr

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From the Holidays to the Elections . . . What Do You See in the Mirror?

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 6:41 AM

One more week and the holidays are over for this year. Then come eleven plus months m-o-r-e of elections. What do the holidays and the elections have in common?

The holidays -- representing passage from darkness into light -- hold for us an up-close- and-personal mirror of our deepest...

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Herman Cain Accused of Affair -- Being Unfaithful Does Matter to Our Country!

(4) Comments | Posted November 30, 2011 | 8:28 AM

Herman Cain has once again been accused . . . this time of having an extra-marital affair.
He has denied it. The media is a flurry with the revelation, the denial, and all that it means.

Some say the United States is more puritan than Europe, so we don't...

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Penn State, Herman Cain, and Sexuality: Let's Not Miss the Opportunity to Heal This Time!

(12) Comments | Posted November 12, 2011 | 5:51 PM

News of President William Clinton's sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky broke on
January 17, 1998. The events before and after have become known as The Lewinsky Scandal. It could have become known as The Healing Crisis.

This was a moment in our country's history when President Clinton himself,...

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Gaddafi is Dead - A Culture of Needless Violence

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2011 | 3:08 PM

Moammar Gaddafi is dead. He was captured and some say executed. His country was deeply affected by the violence he created. But now . . . there is a culture of violence that remains. People killing him instead of making sure he goes to trial. People in his country cheering...

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At the Root of Hard-Hearted Politics

(0) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 4:16 PM

People are talking about the hard-heartedness of politics... and giving all sorts of explanations and excuses. If we are going to resolve the closed-heartedness of our politics and our politicians, we need to find the root. And we need to really understand it so we can do something truly constructive...

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Bullying in the Political Arena... What Are We Teaching Our Children?

(6) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 5:21 PM

In response to the tragic bullying-related suicide of Jamey Rodemeyer, singer Lady Gaga plans to meet with President Obama to explore making bullying illegal. While legal action may be called for in many cases of bullying, it will not solve the problem at its root... a root which...

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Help Your Family and You Through 9/11 Anniversary and Terror Threats

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 3:31 PM

Although I've already written about the mistakes we made after 9/11 and what we need to do differently in two previous posts,* with the added factor of current threats for this weekend, I want to help you help yourself and those you love ahead of time. This is a short...

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Our Media Has an Opportunity to Help This September 11 -- but Will They?

(8) Comments | Posted September 4, 2011 | 5:33 PM

As we approach and move through the 10th anniversary of September 11th, our media has such an opportunity to help. To help every single one of us and to help our families, communities, and country.  But the media won't fulfill that potential if they only address the experience people had...

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Fareed Zakaria Says That U.S. Politics Will Get Nastier -- He's Right, But...

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 2:14 PM

In one of his recent blog posts, CNN's Fareed Zakaria explored his belief that U.S. politics will get nastier.

While I agree that politics in the U.S. will get nastier, I respectfully disagree about the reasons Fareed offers. I think the shaky economy and all that goes...

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It Isn't Criminality. It's Fear!

(9) Comments | Posted August 12, 2011 | 9:17 AM

There's so much fear on our planet right now!

Fear about natural disasters ... earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes. Fear about man-made disasters both past and potential ... nuclear power, the collapse of infrastructure , a country's future held hostage, crashing economies, crashing families, increasing abuse out in the open ......

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Recession Regression? Not Again!

(2) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 5:42 PM

Sept. 15, 2008, Ugly Monday, the market fell 500 points. Last week it crashed again. The media says the market's being driven by fear. It certainly is!

Some of the fear is about what's going to happen tomorrow and the next day. But the fear
driving the...

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Stephen Colbert Says 'Our Politicians Are Acting Like Children!'... And He's Right on the Mark.

(2) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 4:19 PM

Stephen Colbert says 'our politicians are acting like children.'

They don't only act... they think, feel, and are children inside themselves.

We've witnessed our leaders' childish behavior and attitudes, openly and behind closed doors.

"It's my money. I'm gonna do this with it!"
"No, it's my money. I'm...

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An Open Letter to Norway... Don't Make the Mistake We Made

(2) Comments | Posted July 28, 2011 | 7:10 AM

I had been planning to write a post with the heart of the one below 
in honor of September 11th, ten years later. 
But after the tragedy in Norway on the 22nd, I know the time is now.

Dear citizens of Norway...

My heartfelt empathy is with you as you...

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