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CHRISTINE FLOWERS

Christine Flowers, of the Philadelphia Daily News, is an op-ed columnist for McClatchy-Tribune.

Articles by CHRISTINE FLOWERS

Commentary: Intercession badly needed in mad world Commentary: Intercession badly needed in mad world
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Yesterday was my feast day, or as the Italians call it, my “onomastico.” Since I live in the United States, it went completely unnoticed. [Read More]
Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I hate “urban music,” whether it’s rap, hip-hop, gangsta or whatever else they’re calling it these days. [Read More]
Commentary: Genuine courage, and a summer with abundance of it Commentary: Genuine courage, and a summer with abundance of it
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Courage has always been a relative sort of thing. We consider it, reflected through both our personal prisms of perspective and the evolving context of time. [Read More]
Commentary: To the fathers no longer here but still always here Commentary: To the fathers no longer here but still always here
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
It’s been 32 years, more than enough time to raise a child to maturity, since I’ve celebrated Father’s Day. My father died in 1982, when I was 20, so I have a very clear memory of him, unlike my niece, whose own father — my brother Jonathan — died when she was 2. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama administration's Bowe-for-monsters problem Commentary: Obama administration's Bowe-for-monsters problem
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When you practice immigration law, as I do, your idea of what it means to be “American” is both fluid and sacred. [Read More]
Commentary: Suffering the missteps of my tone-deaf pontiff Commentary: Suffering the missteps of my tone-deaf pontiff
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
This may come as a bit of a shock to some of my regular readers, but I’m Catholic. Shut the front door, right? [Read More]
Commentary: Remember the cruel and unusual death of female victim Commentary: Remember the cruel and unusual death of female victim
13 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Let me, for a brief moment, put on my lawyer’s hat. The Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment is not a suggestion. It is a mandate carved in stone. We do not torture, we do not cause undue suffering, we do not stretch the bounds of humanity in the name of vengeance. [Read More]
Commentary: The golden platter of privilege, spat upon by ingrates Commentary: The golden platter of privilege, spat upon by ingrates
14 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Let’s get the magic, constitutional language out of the way first. Nothing I am about to say presumes guilt. We all learned from some Duke lacrosse players where that tends to lead. [Read More]
Commentary: Execution of priest in Syria should be call to action Commentary: Execution of priest in Syria should be call to action
15 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
In the hierarchy of saints, martyrs are on the highest rung of the celestial ladder, at least for me. [Read More]
Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis' Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis'
16 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Jeb Bush made some very provocative comments about immigration the other day. They were red meat for a conservative base that thinks in broad brushstrokes about foreigners. Actually, they were more like a bullfighter’s red cape, or scarlet blood in the water. [Read More]
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