A Coffee House Debate with Hsieh Ling-yun, Mountain Poet

August 14, 2021

A Coffee House Debate with Hsieh Ling-yun, Mountain Poet After my encounter with the Chinese Poet, Tu Fu, of the 8th century A.D., courtesy of translator extraordinaire David Hinton, I found ancient Chinese poetry rather habit-forming. One of the great things about creating an imaginary coffee house like mine is its flexibility – anyone interested or interesting can be invited in. As it turns out, a mere four hundred years before Tu Fu, there was a poet, named Hsieh Ling-yun, […]

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Back to the Coffee House with Tu Fu

May 28, 2021

My self-assigned duty to write the next and final post on Citizens United has expanded into a major project. Like all such projects, it’s taking way longer than expected. In the interim, my daughter Elise married Alex at Auburn Valley State Park in Delaware, my son Nathan and daughter-in-law Rochelle brought Roslyn into the world in Downingtown, my daughter Laurie married Matt in West Chester and my daughter Amy moved in with us after her affairs in the state of […]

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A Devotional Intermission on Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2021

While I’m preparing the next post on Citizens United, which I suppose in its own way is devotional also, it seems appropriate to present a different type of devotional.  Certainly it’s shorter and easier to read. This reflects love also, but directed in a less traditional way. My Soul is Flying. Oh my soul, Where are you flying to? My soul is flying to the Lord, Into his holy city. And what will you find there, O my soul? What […]

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A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Citizens United (Part 5)

January 22, 2021

In July, September, October and December, 2020, expressing my postmillennial idealism, I posted commentaries on the case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310, with further commentaries on related cases. Citizens United, its antecedents and its progeny, deal with political and election finance, but more broadly with self-government in the real world. This is a continuation of those commentaries, addressing three cases which preceded the Citizens United decision in the […]

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A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Citizens United (Part 4)

December 2, 2020

On July 24, September 26 and October 27, 2020, expressing my postmillennial idealism, I posted commentaries on the case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310, with further commentaries on related cases. Citizens United, its judicial antecedents and its progeny, most specifically deal with the regulation of election finance.  But the cases and the opinions of the Justices more broadly interact with self-government in our nation, in the real world. […]

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A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Citizens United (Part 3)

October 27, 2020

A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Election Finance Cases  (Part 3) On July 24 and September 26, 2020, I posted commentaries on the case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), and related cases about election finance issues. This is a continuation of that commentary, dealing with four cases which preceded the Citizens United decision in the years 2000 to 2009. As in the previous commentaries, questions I explore include: […]

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A Christian Idealist’s Guide to Citizens United Part 2

September 26, 2020

Related Election Finance Cases  Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 (2010), is a well-known or notorious case about election finance, corporate donations and politics. It was rightly decided. I posted extended commentary on Citizens United on July 24, 2020. This post is part II, discussing some pertinent election finance cases which were decided after Citizens United. I’m a Christian idealist. Postmillennial and anti-preterist describes my eschatological beliefs, which I apply to legal and political principles. In postmillennial […]

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THE PA COVID-19 LOCKDOWN IS DEAD AND NOT COMING BACK

September 16, 2020

The Covid-19 Lockdown is dead

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