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Monthly Archives: December 2006

That Colossal Wreck

- The execution of the dictator Saddam Hussein calls to mind “Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley: “I met a traveller from an antique landWho said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,Half…
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Gerald Ford and Watergate Days

- August 9, 1974 — the day Gerald Ford became president of the United States — was one of the strangest days I ever experienced in Washington. Having graduated from Trinity that May, and anticipating enrolling at Georgetown Law School later…
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Merry Christmas!

- First Christmas: Luke 2:1-20 “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled…Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is…
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Christmas Cheer

- Yes, I know, too much noise right now, too much stress, too many commercial Christmas carols filling the air….but stop for a minute, hear the bells and chimes, let your stress subside while listening to the music and reflecting on…
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- Even as we celebrate the birth of a child venerated through two millenia as the Prince of Peace, conflict rages among the Christians who are the heirs of that first Christmas. In Virginia last Sunday, nine Episcopalian congregations voted to
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Ten Tips for Happier Holidays

- Ok, time for a break from the usual serious commentary for something more pertinent: how to get through the next two weeks! The “Holiday Season” is a delightful time full of landmines set to trigger all manner of small faux…
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Blowing Up the Education Paradigm

- For some reason, every time I read a news item that starts with “A panel of experts…” my Fog-O-Meter starts clanging. So many words, so much collective talent, so few results at the end of the story. If the lede…
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Politcal Women of Trinity: Dr. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

- In the same year, 1962, that Nancy D’Alesandro (later Pelosi) graduated from Trinity, and several years before Ohio Governor John Gilligan’s daughter Kathleen (later Sebelius) enrolled at Trinity, another woman who would have a remarkable political career — albeit quite…
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December 7: Give Peace a Chance

- Who will remember the original meaning of “Day of Infamy” when the old men are long gone? That was the question on my mind today as I looked at the photos of elderly veterans, now well into their 80’s…
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Robust Debate and Sustained Consensus

- We can only imagine the debates that occurred in the meetings of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan 10-member panel that has just released its recommendations for new directions in the U.S. engagement with Iraq. Much in the report
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