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January 24, 2015

Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield

Trust in Our Leaders Is Hard to Find

Posted January 23, 2015 @ 11:01 am
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From Odyssey Networks' Faith on the Record series: Following our President's recent call for a more fair tax system, I explore why Americans, a generous people on the whole, get stuck debating how much individual taxpayers owe. Is it because we harbor too many doubts about our leaders? "It's not about fairness, it's about trust." Watch my video below for more insight and discussion. ...

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Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield

Do You Have a ‘Designated Survivor’?

Posted January 21, 2015 @ 10:01 am
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Sometimes, political tradition points the way toward wise personal practice. Okay, maybe not that often, but when it works, as it did this week, it really works! ...

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Michael Bernstein Michael Bernstein

The Funny Thing About Taking ‘Charlie Hebdo’ Seriously

Posted January 20, 2015 @ 10:01 am
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It is a very serious time in France, especially for the Jewish community. And yet, at the center of the storm is a very unserious entity, the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Its editors may be best known for caricatures of Muhammed (venerated as a prophet by many throughout the world), but they made their living by ridiculing just about anything anyone took seriously, including...

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Irwin Kula Irwin Kula

Where Is Dr. King’s Dream?

Posted January 19, 2015 @ 11:01 am
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Today we remember Martin Luther King Jr., last century's premier exemplar of morality in public life. There will be ceremonies, speeches, television specials, editorials - and there will be very serious protests and demonstrations: Millions of Americans are outraged by the shooting deaths of young Blacks, by racial economic inequality, by a return to segregation in our education system, by the...

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Brad Hirschfield Brad Hirschfield

When Satire Crosses the Line

Posted January 16, 2015 @ 11:01 am
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From Odyssey Networks' Faith on the Record series: This week, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo published its first edition since the killings at their offices last week. On the cover is a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding a "Je Suis Charlie" sign. Was it the right decision on the part of the survivors? Here, I'm exploring the dilemma: "Just because you can do something,...

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