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Mastriano’s plan to arm teachers is the ultimate madness | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - July 27, 2022

Teachers are already leaving the profession in waves. This will only hasten the exodus.

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What the GOP and a Greek tragedy have in common | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - June 29, 2022

Today’s partisans in the MAGA movement are little more than actors in an updated version of a Greek tragedy directed by an unqualified, power hungry, dissembling, narcissistic, demagogic, would-be despot.

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Ubuntu: What it is, and why we could use more of it in public life | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - May 26, 2022

We are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye. We can't let our toxic politics destroy that.

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Lack of confidence in U.S. elections is just one example of the danger to democracy posed by misinformation and disinformation, much of it spread by social media. (Photo by Matthew Hatcher/Getty Images)

What to do about those less than Christ-like ‘Christian’ churches? | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - April 29, 2022

Beyond misconstruing and misusing the Gospel's message, Christian nationalists pose a threat to peace in our nation.

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The job is hard enough. Let teachers teach | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - March 22, 2022

If I were teaching now, I'm not sure that I'd stay want to stay in the profession, a 32-year veteran educator says.

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As the pandemic loosens its grip, it’s time to reengage with the world | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - February 24, 2022

As Gustave Flaubert noted, 'Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.'

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Get real, Republicans. Americans elected you to work, not obstruct | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - January 26, 2022

And then you can stop spreading the Big Lie and defend democracy like Real Republicans would.

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We need you, face to face, please get vaccinated | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - October 17, 2021

Having been liberated—or at least paroled—from their Zoom prison cells, people are beginning to act like, well, people again.

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Because we are involved in mankind . . . Wear a mask | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - August 27, 2021

Tone down your bombast and put on a mask. Make a noble sacrifice. You are worth it. We all are worth it.

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It’ll take more than free doughnuts to get Americans vaccinated | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - June 6, 2021

What other incentive should you need?  Please . . . get vaccinated.

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When we discover that ‘us’ and ‘them’ aren’t really that different, we have no reason to fear ‘them’ | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - April 29, 2021

If we as a whole do not soon take steps to heal these fear-fostered divisions, our humanity will wither, and our inhumanity will devour us. That is something we all should fear.

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In this season of hope, we need it more than ever | Lloyd E. Sheaffer

BY: - March 31, 2021

Let us all, leaders and constituents alike, engage ourselves fully in our holy days. Maybe then hope will thrive.