Christine Flowers

Still waiting for Trump to condemn Putin over Navalny death
I try and avoid writing about Donald Trump, even though I voted for him twice. As a preface, I have to admit that I understand why Trump is particularly upset these days...
A deeper type of love
["cartoon id="282530"] Last week the country marked another Valentine’s Day, a reminder I haven't had a traditional “Valentine” since my fiancée and I broke up in 2012...
Many lessons to be learned from excellent ‘Holdovers’
I was looking for something to watch the other night, so I practically screamed “Free Movies!..
Some thoughts on the cultural phenomenon that is Taylor Swift
When you poke a hornet’s nest, you expect to get stung. That is exactly what happens if you criticize the social phenomenon known as Taylor Swift...
Watching Biden’s abortion speech interrupted a Schadenfruede moment
Schadenfreude is a fabulous word. �� And it’s what I felt watching Joe Biden try and make his grand promises about restoring abortion rights to supporters last week in Virginia...
About a lack of pride, and therefore a lack of shame
The other day, I was walking through the bookstore and ended up in the sports section. �� Its subject is arguably the greatest football coach of all time, Vince Lombardi. Pride doesn’t seem to matter much these days. And it was good for my soul....
Not even the death of a mother is off limits in today’s politics
There are two things that should be completely off limits: a person’s children and a person’s grief. I have never had a child, but I have experienced grief...
Ex-Harvard president could learn something from new Philly mayor
I’ve been watching with some interest the backlash to Harvard University President Claudine Gay’s resignation. Gay was not forced to resign because she was a Black woman...
I got something wrong about John Fetterman, and want to apologize
Regular readers weren’t surprised when I voted against John Fetterman in last year’s Senate race in Pennsylvania...
Jesus and his parents were not migrants in going to Bethlehem
Around this time of year, I start seeing posts on social media about how Jesus was a refugee, an asylum seeker, an immigrant, etc...
The MeToo movement is silent on Hamas
I hated the MeToo movement. It seemed that every week brought a new allegation of bad behavior, of neck-sniffing, of lewd looks and in only a very few cases, of actual sexual assault...
I’ve tried to warm up to the pope, but he’s left us behind
On March 13, 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected by the College of Cardinals to succeed Jozef Ratzinger as pope. There was a great deal of celebration and expectation at his elevation to the papacy, including from this columnist...

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