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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: Trump makes up for tweet by nailing Fidel Castro Commentary: Trump makes up for tweet by nailing Fidel Castro
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Fidel Castro was a very accommodating fellow. He died just a few hours before I did my weekly radio program, thereby giving me the great gift of his demise as topic No. 1. I made the most of it. [Read More]
Commentary: I won't legitimize fears about president-elect Commentary: I won't legitimize fears about president-elect
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I apparently don’t “get” why people were trembling and angry and marching after Donald Trump’s presidential election victory because I am not a part of a vulnerable group, at least to the extent that vulnerable encompasses race, religion, sexual orientation and Hillary Clinton voters. [Read More]
Commentary: College protesters know nothing about social injustice Commentary: College protesters know nothing about social injustice
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When, chest puffed out with pride, my father told a law partner his first-born was accepted to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, this was the immediate response: “Isn’t that the place where they don’t shave their underarms and dance naked around the Maypole?” [Read More]
Commentary: Liberal hysteria over Trump's victory embarrassing Commentary: Liberal hysteria over Trump's victory embarrassing
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
On Nov. 9, 2012, these are the words I wrote: “When I woke up Wednesday morning, it was dark. There was something ominous about that midweek morning, something that I hadn’t felt in many years, something that I hadn’t even felt when my father died decades ago. [Read More]
Commentary: Using gender as gimmick to get elected is distasteful Commentary: Using gender as gimmick to get elected is distasteful
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’m sometimes accused of not liking women. That’s not true. Most of my favorite people have been women, starting with my grandmother, who had a third-grade education and a Harvard-pedigree heart. [Read More]
Commentary: Clinton camp's emails an affront to Catholics Commentary: Clinton camp's emails an affront to Catholics
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
My father’s mother was a diehard Democrat. If Ted Bundy and Charles Manson were running on a ticket touting their record on women’s rights, they’d have her vote as long as they weren’t Republicans. [Read More]
Commentary: VP debate shows Pence the true man of faith Commentary: VP debate shows Pence the true man of faith
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
This column is partly about abortion and mostly about hypocrisy. I put that out there at the beginning to save some of you the trouble of reading on. Specifically, I’m cautioning those folk who define themselves as “unwilling to impose their values on others.” [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Most women are not so delicate, Hillary COMMENTARY: Most women are not so delicate, Hillary
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Growing up, I developed a special vocabulary to describe my body shape. “Fat” and “obese” were discarded out of hand, primarily because both terms were technically inaccurate and overly descriptive. [Read More]
Commentary: There's no justification for Charlotte protesters' crimes Commentary: There's no justification for Charlotte protesters' crimes
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
After watching Charlotte go up in flames this week, I took to Facebook with this: “Let me be clear: Rioters deserve to be arrested. They are illegitimate. They are criminals. They deserve no understanding or sympathy. They are evil. [Read More]
Commentary: View from Rome --  One candidate can't kill democracy Commentary: View from Rome -- One candidate can't kill democracy
12 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
ROME — When Gary Johnson had his Aleppo moment a week ago, I was among those who could not believe his absolute incompetence. I understand that Libertarians generally take an isolationist position when it comes to foreign affairs. [Read More]
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