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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: It's arrogance to brand political foes as unpatriotic Commentary: It's arrogance to brand political foes as unpatriotic
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When I was about 11 or 12, I saw a made-for-television movie called “The Man Without A Country.” It was based on a short story written by Edward Everett Hale. [Read More]
Commentary: Vaccines
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When Hillary Clinton repeated the old adage that it takes a village to raise a child, a lot of people criticized her for promoting a vaguely socialist philosophy. [Read More]
Commentary: Paying to watch eating contests a waste of dough Commentary: Paying to watch eating contests a waste of dough
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
To someone who grew up with three brothers who hit puberty within roughly 15 months of each other, the term “eating contest” means essentially the same thing as “dinner’s ready.” [Read More]
Commentary: Let's hope JoePa hears good news Commentary: Let's hope JoePa hears good news
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind. [Read More]
Commentary: America's preening protesters, and nous sommes Charlie Commentary: America's preening protesters, and nous sommes Charlie
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
A few months ago, Brandeis University disgraced its honorable namesake, the great Supreme Court justice, and decided to rescind an honorary degree and speaking invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. [Read More]
Commentary: Americans' unrealistic expectations of public figures Commentary: Americans' unrealistic expectations of public figures
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
A few years ago, Charles Barkley got into a lot of trouble for making the audacious observation that sports figures didn’t need to be role models. [Read More]
Commentary: Making a new house a home Commentary: Making a new house a home
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Forty-five years ago this week, our family of six packed what remained of our belongings in my father’s sky blue Corvair, my aunt’s yellow Thunderbird and an orange U-Haul it and made our slow but deliberate pilgrimage toward the suburbs. [Read More]
Commentary: Christie crosses the line in cheering for Dallas Cowboys Commentary: Christie crosses the line in cheering for Dallas Cowboys
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Religion is important to me. So is heritage. Being pro-life, sharing a zodiac sign, a preference for cold weather and disgust for mayonnaise also figure rather prominently in whether I’ll want to share a beer with you. [Read More]
Commentary: Internet 'expression' vs. freedom of speech Commentary: Internet 'expression' vs. freedom of speech
13 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When you write anything for public consumption, and when it ends up on the Web in some shape or form, you can be absolutely certain that unless you are the pope (and even when you are) there will be objectionable comments from the peanut gallery. [Read More]
Commentary: Searching for empathy in the wake of Ferguson riots Commentary: Searching for empathy in the wake of Ferguson riots
14 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Sympathy is easy. You see someone in pain, you measure the depth of their anger by the fire in their eyes, you gauge their despair by the piercing tone of their lamentations and you stretch out a hand and say “I’m so sorry.” [Read More]
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