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The First 100 Days: Barack Obama’s Report Card

posted by Paul Raushenbush

President Obama has been in office 100 days and apparently that means that we get to evaluate him.  I don’t know when this time frame was established but 100 days doesn’t even equal a semester so it seems pretty early […]

An Uncharitable Perspective on Vice President Biden

posted by Paul Raushenbush

$1,885.00 out of $269.256.00 equals less that 1% of giving to charity – and that is what Vice President Biden and his wife decided was a good amount in 2008.    This is a pathetic attempt at charity.  It isn’t really an […]

Message to Obama: Don’t Lead!

posted by Paul Raushenbush

Much has been made about how the G20 is not going to follow President Obama’s lead in the meeting taking place today in Great Britain.  And I say – good.  Obama shouldn’t be forcing others to follow America’s lead, he should step […]

Refueling Detroit

For six years, I was the spiritual leader of a big church in Warren, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. I lived in Detroit for a total of ten years; I feel I got to know the place.    Of the thousands […]

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Why Jews Around the World are Praying for the Victory of the Egyptian Uprising
Originally appeared on Tikkun Daily BlogEver since the victory over the dictator of Tunisia and the subsequent uprising in Egypt, my email has been flooded with messages from Jews around the world hoping and praying for the victory of the Egyptian people over their cruel Mubarak regime.&nb

posted 1:48:39pm Feb. 01, 2011 | read full post »

When Generosity, Love, and Kindness are Public Policy, the Violence We Saw in Arizona will Dramatically Diminish
The attempted assassination of Congresswoman Giffords and the murder of so many others in Arizona has elicited a number of policy suggestions, from gun control to private protection for elected officials, to banning incitement to violence on websites either directly or more subtly (e.g., Sarah Palin

posted 2:44:04pm Jan. 19, 2011 | read full post »

The Spiritual Messages of Chanukah and Christmas -- and Their Downsides
Christmas and Chanukah share a spiritual message: that it is possible to bring light and hope in a world of darkness, oppression and despair. But whereas Christmas focuses on the birth of a single individual whose life and mission was itself supposed to bring liberation, Chanukah is about a national

posted 12:59:53pm Dec. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Obama (and Biden) Have No Clue About What's Bothering Their Political Base
Shortly before the California Democratic primary in 2008, the San Fransisco Chronicle invited me to write a short article explaining why I, chair of the interfaithNetwork of Spiritual Progressives, was supporting Barack Obama. Like most other progressive activists, I understood that a pres

posted 1:44:11pm Sep. 30, 2010 | read full post »


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