Browse Month

December 2018

Christmas 2018 — What does it mean?

By Dr. Larry Fedewa, December 22, 2018
As we look around at the Christmas decorations, programs, ceremonies, shopping, cards, greetings and the whole Christmas season, what messages do we get? What does it all mean?
Clearly, something unusual and good is in the air. People seem friendlier, parties and benefits are everywhere. Charities, soap kitchens, and the Salvation Army are busier than usual.

Republicans in the secular city: Condemned by history?

By Dr. Larry Fedewa (December 15, 2018)
The 2016 update of the 2010 U.S. Census shows the current distribution of the U.S. population at 80.3% urban and 19.7% rural. (Michael Radcliffe, Geography Division, U.S. 2010 Census Report, issued December 2016)
This simple fact is perhaps the most significant reality in the current political polarization of the United States’ electorate. On its face, it signifies that the current Republican Party is doomed to disappear unless it can make some fundamental changes. To detail some of the differences between urban and rural realities, let’s look at a few.

Seasons Greetings! 

Seasons Greetings!
Wishing you health and happiness this
Holiday Season
and prosperity in the New Year.
Dr. Larry Fedewa

 I am attaching a link to my rendition of “O Holy Night” produced  some time ago by Kirsten Fedewa and Nancy Velasquez. I hope you enjoy this small token of my appreciation for your continued support over the years.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnczqQaDZBw#
A Christmas carol 

 

 Facebook   Twitter   Pinterest   LinkedIn   YouTube

Let’s talk: Saudis and Immigration

By Dr. Larry Fedewa (12/7/ 2018)
In all the conversations. interviews, and debates about issues of the day, a few stand out as particularly irksome, on one or both sides. The first issue is the American politicians’ tendency to show a residual streak of puritanism – thought to have worn out over these many years. Apparently not.
There seems to be an underlying missionary zeal which impels American politicians on occasion to judge another nation’s behavior as sinful and then to punish that country and presume to preach to them how they should behave. It is one thing to object strenuously to behavior which directly attacks a stated interest of the United States, as in th e case of North Korea’s nuclear threats to the United States mainland. It is something altogether different to scold and punish another country for an act which has no impact on American interests, such as the Khashoggi assassination.