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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

Netanyahu’s Comeback Widens Divide Over Israel Among American Jews

Liam Stack New York Times
Less than half of US Jews had positive feelings for Mr. Netanyahu, according to a Pew Research Center study last year. Younger Jews, may not feel much connection with Israel at all - 27 percent between 18 and 29 said Israel was not important .....

How Black Churches Can Change the World

Stephanie Luce and Rev. Edwin Robinson Convergence
Reverend Edwin Robinson explains how organizers are using a generational shift to transform Black churches into powerful social justice congregations.

Tidbits – July 14, 2022 – Reader Comments: Hearings, GOP Witnesses Show Trump Planned Armed Coup; Supreme Court Rules Based on Lies, Religion; Librarians, Books Under Attack; Starbucks Union Grows; Socialism 2022 Conference Labor Day Weekend

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Reader Comments: Hearings and Republican Witnesses Show that Trump Planned Armed Coup; Supreme Court Rules Based on Lies, and Religion; Librarians and Books Under Attack; Starbucks Union Grows; Socialism 2022 Conference Labor Day weekend; more ....

The Myth at the Heart of the Praying Bremerton Coach Case

Danny Westneat Seattle Times
The Supreme Court ruled the football coach was fired for praying in private. In fact, he never applied for the job. In fact he prayed surrounded by students. The Supreme Court ruled based on a myth. So much for the Supreme Court.

US Church Membership Falls Under 50 Percent

Juan Cole Informed Comment
Many Millennials who become unchurched cite discomfort with the prejudice and discrimination against LGBTQ persons in churches. Another factor is the Republican Party’s alliance with the evangelical movement.

What the Bronx ‘Bible Belt’ Election Results Tell Us

Ginia Bellafante New York Times
Will older, socially conservative voters care so much about culture-war issues in the midst of a pandemic? This Bronx election suggests political patterns might evolve more broadly among older voters in places like Florida and the Sun Belt.

Dolan Delivers Catholic Church to Trump and the GOP

National Catholic Reporter Editorial National Catholic Reporter
The capitulation is complete. Without a whimper from any of his fellow bishops, the cardinal archbishop of New York has inextricably linked the Catholic Church in the United States to the Republican Party and, particularly, President Donald Trump.
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