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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: Thoughts on race, America as Obama says goodbye Commentary: Thoughts on race, America as Obama says goodbye
4 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I don’t usually live my days according to a particular theme. There’s no planning that goes into them unless I’m celebrating a birthday or some other exceptional event. [Read More]
Commentary: How hate crime legislation fails nation's men
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Commentary: How hate crime legislation fails nation's men
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
You know why I despise the whole idea of hate crime legislation? Because it validates the repellent idea that some victims are more important, more valued, more deeply mourned or cared for than others. [Read More]
Commentary: We've let frivolity distract us from another genocide Commentary: We've let frivolity distract us from another genocide
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
A lawyer who works for the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s office gets caught on camera hanging out with a moron who sprays anti-Trump graffiti on a wall. The mayor suggests it’s a “dumb mistake.” The wine-sipping dilettante keeps his job. It’s disgusting and unfair. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Villanova needs to find out if 'hate crime' report true COMMENTARY: Villanova needs to find out if 'hate crime' report true
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I grew up with “Saturday Night Live.” When it debuted in 1975, I was a high school freshman and I looked a little bit like Emily Litella with her eyeglasses and unkempt hair. For that reason alone, she endeared herself to me. [Read More]
Commentary: Trump makes up for tweet by nailing Fidel Castro Commentary: Trump makes up for tweet by nailing Fidel Castro
7 weeks 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
12 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
14 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]
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