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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: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics Commentary: Focus on the human toll in train crash, not the politics
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Tuesday night I went through a crash course in what really matters, in humanity, in mortality. I was watching the news reports about the Amtrak derailment, and I thanked God, literally thanked him out loud, for the fact that my immigration hearing in Baltimore had been canceled. [Read More]
Commentary: First Mother's Day without a mother Commentary: First Mother's Day without a mother
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
“Orphan” is a very empty word, starting with the initial “O” that reminds me of a big, alphabetic hole. It conjures up images of loss, of being rootless, of unwanted and untenable liberty. [Read More]
Commentary: Supreme Court should not usurp voice of the people Commentary: Supreme Court should not usurp voice of the people
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
John Roberts cut through the semantics and the florid prose about “dignity” when he said this to one of the attorneys arguing in favor of same-sex marriage: “You’re not seeking to join the institution. You’re seeking to change what the institution is.” [Read More]
Commentary: Tebow and Eagles - What a surprise Commentary: Tebow and Eagles - What a surprise
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
You must have known I’d write about Tim Tebow, the quarterback signed this past week by the Philadelphia Eagles. [Read More]
Commentary: Age is more than just a number, and that's a good thing Commentary: Age is more than just a number, and that's a good thing
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
It’s popular to say that age is just a number. I never understood that statement. Aside from being self-evident, the implication that age is irrelevant makes absolutely no sense. [Read More]
Commentary: Avoiding seeing things as they really are Commentary: Avoiding seeing things as they really are
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Last weekend, I managed to successfully brainwash my 6-year-old nephew into believing that Ultraman, that low-tech superhero of 1970s television, is the greatest champion of all time. [Read More]
Commentary: I'd never make it running for office Commentary: I'd never make it running for office
9 weeks 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
10 weeks 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
11 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
12 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]
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