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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: Remember the cruel and unusual death of female victim Commentary: Remember the cruel and unusual death of female victim
19 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
20 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
21 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'
22 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]
Commentary: Hobby Lobby case about freedom Commentary: Hobby Lobby case about freedom
24 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Throughout history, people have fought the good fight to preserve those things of value and fundamental importance that define the essence of being human. Our Founding Fathers raged against the tyranny of their colonial overlords. [Read More]
Commentary: Miss Pennsylvania USA celebrates real meaning of life Commentary: Miss Pennsylvania USA celebrates real meaning of life
26 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
A few years ago, around the time Tim Tebow burst upon the scene with his Heisman trophy and his refreshing piety, the genuflecting Florida Gator made headlines when he starred in a controversial commercial with his mother. [Read More]
Commentary: Honoring the good guys who said, 'No'
27 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
This time, the good guys won. There are a few, so pay close attention. [Read More]
Commentary: The bigotry that killed Arizona's 'conscience law' Commentary: The bigotry that killed Arizona's 'conscience law'
28 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When advocates of same-sex marriage pushed their case in the courts of both public opinion and law, they made sure to read the following language from that little card provided to them by the tolerance police: ... [Read More]
Commentary: Let us not mourn Hoffman's selfish death Commentary: Let us not mourn Hoffman's selfish death
31 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I remember watching a made-for-television movie in 1973 that changed my life. Not that I had much of it to change at the age of 11. Still, it grabbed me by the throat in the way that only a poorly filmed, terminally earnest public-service announcement ever could. [Read More]
Commentary: For those on the left, there's no bouquet of Flowers Commentary: For those on the left, there's no bouquet of Flowers
32 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When your last name is “Flowers,” writing about the Clintons — either of them — can be tricky. It’s taken 20 years for me to be able to introduce myself to a stranger without getting the raised eyebrow and the unspoken, “Are you related to ... ?” [Read More]
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