(RNS) Some in the Republican Party want official approval to oppress and marginalize nonconformists, dissenters and freethinkers — in other words, the very kind of people who founded the United States.
Author Archives: Tom Ehrich
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. (RNS) Facts get in the way of teaching the history that many want to remember, the history in which whites play a starring role, not their actual and much more complicated roles.
(RNS) In some places, whites seem to be on a mission to preserve the benefits of white privilege, even if that means gun violence, police brutality, unfair sentencing and the languishing of urban schools.
(RNS) When we deny any culpability, we merely perpetuate ignorance and hubris in our own ranks and make ourselves seem dishonest and dangerous in the eyes of the world.
(RNS) Over the course of 30 days, I’ll be driving cross-country with no idea where I’m headed. But God knows. I just need to follow.
(RNS) For a nervous few days, we worried that life as we know it in New York would be undone by a monster blizzard. Not a single one of us — not even the mega-wealthy and mega-powerful in this mega-city — can control storms.
(RNS) As mainline churches adjust to declining membership and new forms of participation, the handsome space for Sunday worship is not only unaffordable, it also fails to meet emerging needs.
(RNS) The disconnect between what Congress wants to do and what the nation needs done is vast and bizarre.