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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: I'd never make it running for office Commentary: I'd never make it running for office
3 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The other day I was cooling my heels at the immigration office, waiting for my client’s naturalization interview. To pass the time, we went over some of the questions on the civics part of the exam, most of which had something to do with politics. [Read More]
Commentary: Political wrangling dooms victims of human trafficking Commentary: Political wrangling dooms victims of human trafficking
1 week ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The idea that human beings can be treated like property is not new. It’s as old as Pharaoh using the Israelites as tools to build his pyramids. It’s as old as the slaves who were counted as three-fifths of a man by the Supreme Court of this nation. [Read More]
Commentary: Setting unrealistic expectations for kids Commentary: Setting unrealistic expectations for kids
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I was a fairly intense child, passionate in my love (Bobby Sherman, white chocolate) and my hatred (the Dallas Cowboys, mayonnaise). [Read More]
Commentary: We all have duty to save lives of others
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I found out that my brother had committed suicide from my mother. It was hard, particularly when I saw how devastated and small she looked sitting on the living room couch as if the life had been siphoned from her in one inhuman pull. [Read More]
Commentary: It's arrogance to brand political foes as unpatriotic Commentary: It's arrogance to brand political foes as unpatriotic
4 weeks 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
7 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
8 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
10 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
11 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
12 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]
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