The Monday Morning Teaser

I wanted to write about Bernie Sanders speaking at Liberty University — I really did — but I couldn’t stay away from the bright shiny object of the Republican debate. Watching it was one of those what-color-is-the-sky-on-your-planet experiences for me, a departure from reality that ordinary fact-checking just can’t cope with. So this week’s featured article is “Three Hours in Bizarro World”. It should be out around 8 EDT.

The weekly summary has a lot to cover: Ahmed Mohamed’s clock-that-wasn’t-a-bomb, of course; the escalating attacks on Black Lives Matter; Jade Helm 15 ending as the simple military exercise the Pentagon always said it was, without overthrowing democracy-as-we-know-it; a few notes on Bernie Sanders in lieu of a full analysis of his message to Evangelical Christians; and a bunch of other stuff, before closing with a harrowing escape from California wildfires. I still have a lot of paragraphs to finish and references to check, so let’s guess that appears around noon.

BTW, I won’t be sifting in the coming week. But if you happen to be in west central Illinois (or across the Mississippi in northeastern Missouri or southeastern Iowa) Sunday morning, you can hear me talk at the Unitarian Church of Quincy.

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Comments

  • David Mills  On September 21, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Doug Will your talk be preserved via podcast? Hope do. Best wishes David

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    • weeklysift  On September 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

      The church I’m talking at records the services and posts them on its web site. I’ll link to it.

  • Roger Green  On September 21, 2015 at 8:32 am

    Did you read the Liberty U graduate’s analysis of Bernie’s talk as John the Baptist? I mentioned it here: http://www.rogerogreen.com/2015/09/20/the-gospel-according-to-bernie-and-colbert/

  • Jeff Rosenberg  On September 21, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Doug, I hope you do come back to the Liberty University talk. It is important as it speaks to the common or overarching theme of “morality” and thereby linkages between us “liberals” and “evangelicals” in terms of policies and practices. The talk that Roger Green references by the Liberty U graduate is here: https://clyp.it/eusxalwe It is well worth a listen.

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