Anti-Mormon Bigotry Targets Glenn Beck
Aug31

Anti-Mormon Bigotry Targets Glenn Beck

Hostile reactions to the “Tea Party” rally organized and promoted by right-wing radio shock jock Glenn Beck refuses to die down.  In the broadest sense, Beck has no grounds for complaint.  Since the election of President Obama, Beck has promoted himself as a leader of some of the most paranoid and apocalyptic visionaries on the far right.  His extremism has eerily echoed the equally bizarre predictions of looming...

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Iraq
Aug31

Iraq

I’m old – I became politically aware during the Vietnam war and realized that my government had no problem lying to me.  I didn’t realize how much they were lying to me until years later when Lyndon Johnson’s white house tapes were released but I knew they were lying to me all along.  After I graduated from college in 1968 I went to work for the Defense Intelligence Agency as an analyst.  It didn’t take...

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Trestles: Bridge To Surfing Heavens Succumbs To The Sands Of Time
Aug31

Trestles: Bridge To Surfing Heavens Succumbs To The Sands Of Time

Bridges have always struck mankind as engineering marvels since the days of the Roman aqueduct. Most of us have a love affair with bridges from our childhood whether it be the Brooklyn Bridge for Jewish and Italian immigrants writing about it in the 1950s to the days I spent in Oregon where the magnificent span of a Depression-era bridge arches over the Rogue River in Gold Beach. Every time the History Channel reruns its Modern...

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Mullah Beck
Aug31

Mullah Beck

A few months ago I described Glenn Beck as a modern day snake oil salesman.  This weekend it appeared  he is out to become the Mullah for the American Taliban.  The theology Beck was preaching was not Christian but Mormon and as a result has received at best a lukewarm reception from the evangelical leadership and shock and hostility from the main stream Christian community.  In a totally mindless editorial yesterday Ross Douthat...

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Glenn Beck’s Day of Beckoning
Aug31

Glenn Beck’s Day of Beckoning

Glenn Beck’s big “Restoring Honor” rally is over but the memories and the controversy linger on. Some say the rally changed the view of Beck and changed lives. I watched. Were we all wrong about Beck? Read the details HERE in my weekly www.cagle.com...

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