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City on a Hill

Do Justice. Love Kindness. Walk Humbly. And Vote.

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 10.18.2016 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

This election has exposed an underbelly that has lingered undetected for too long. Any national light we may have has been obscured by the baskets that we ourselves have put over it; baskets like hatred, inequality, violence, intimidation, and more. In our worst moments this fall, we have become a shining example to the world of what not to be.

The humble origins of American arrogance

Carla Gardina Pestana | Posted 04.10.2017 | Religion
Carla Gardina Pestana

Americans love to invoke the past and indeed are often happiest doing so in direct proportion to their ignorance of it. One oft-repeated historical re...

Shining City on a Hill

Mike Lux | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Why is Paul Ryan, who is on the short list for Romney's VP candidate, so eager to erase his (very recent) past obsession with Ayn Rand, whom so many other right wingers adore as well?

Where Are Our Christian Values In The Debt Ceiling Drama?

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

At this moment, politicians, most of them Christians, are telling us that we no longer have the money to care for all Americans, including the least among us.

Today In History: John Winthrop

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, used the metaphor City on a Hill." He advised the colonists to be a model community, as the whole world was watching them. Even when they showered. Especially when they showered.

Obama's Rhetorical Inspirations: Presidents, Poets, and Hobbits

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Here are the ten sources behind the most memorable lines of Obama's address.

The GOP Regulatory Debacle Was Presaged All Along

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen C. Rose

I am doing a serial examination of the crisis in terms of Republican complicity, the coming congressional races and the need for an Obama landslide.