Author: Andrew Figueiredo

Arise, Anti-Trump Christians

Can faith make American democracy stronger?
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In February, Donald Trump posted on his Facebook page “Let me be clear—I am pro-life”. This looked to many like an effort to reach out to Christian voters, especially after displaying his ignorance about faith issues (2 Corinthians, anybody?). Partly…

Power to the Ignorant

Donald Trump promised to clean house, but is he endagering the US with his cabinet picks?
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Demos kratos – Greek for democracy, or rule by the people. Res publica – Latin for public affair, referring to a state that represents the people. The classical civilizations seemed optimistic enough in their structural experiments that they failed to come up…

Missing Joe Biden

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Outgoing (it pains me deeply to write that) Vice President Biden once stated, “Failure at some point in your life is inevitable, but giving up is unforgivable”. If anybody lived out that mantra, it was our vice president, and for…

Baracking Down the Obama Legacy

Obama passionately addresses a crowd.
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Unquestionably, the incoming Trump administration represents a shift away from President Obama’s administration. While I remain worried for the US under Trump, I recently decided that the last days of President Obama’s second term are a fitting time to ponder…

Bernie – A Better Candidate in Hindsight

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On November 8th, Democrats suffered perhaps the most harrowing loss of this generation. Gaffe after gaffe from Donald Trump had instilled in many, including the campaign of Hillary Clinton, a strikingly high level of optimism going into Tuesday. Everything pointed…