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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: Vanessa Williams didn't deserve apology from pageant Commentary: Vanessa Williams didn't deserve apology from pageant
21 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Apologies are a first world problem. People in other countries worry about fleeing genocide, getting enough to eat and avoiding the Ebola virus. But in our pampered little corner of the universe, we are obsessed about our “rights,” including the right not to be offended. [Read More]
Commentary: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is no martyr for religious liberty Commentary: Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is no martyr for religious liberty
22 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I felt the need to watch “A Man for All Seasons” this weekend. I have four copies of it, three on DVD and one on Jurassic VHS, more a tribute to my forgetfulness than because I necessarily want my living room to look like a TV repair store. [Read More]
Commentary: The spooky aspects of growing up as a Catholic Commentary: The spooky aspects of growing up as a Catholic
23 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I have friends who cannot watch horror movies alone. One in particular keeps every light on in the house and packs her living room with warm bodies before she will even roll the credits on “The Exorcist.” [Read More]
Commentary: What if CNN covered the American Revolution? Commentary: What if CNN covered the American Revolution?
24 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
One of my favorite movies is “Jurassic Park.” Actually, that’s not true. One of my 6-year-old nephew’s favorite movies is “Jurassic Park,” which means we watch it on a loop, which means that unless I want to engage a therapist, I embrace my inner Tyrannosaurus rex and pretend it was enti [Read More]
Commentary: 'Anchor babies' and the 14th Amendment Commentary: 'Anchor babies' and the 14th Amendment
25 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I had a former “anchor baby” in my office the other day. [Read More]
Commentary: One year after her death, remembering my mom Commentary: One year after her death, remembering my mom
27 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to figure out how I would commemorate the first anniversary of my mother’s death on Aug. 8, 2014. I wasn’t sure that I’d be able to adequately convey its significance in my altered life. [Read More]
COMMENTARY: Boy Scouts' decisions on gay leaders not about the kids COMMENTARY: Boy Scouts' decisions on gay leaders not about the kids
28 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Any Boy Scout can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure eight knots. [Read More]
Commentary: Planned Parenthood's work among the worst atrocities Commentary: Planned Parenthood's work among the worst atrocities
29 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When I started doing asylum work almost 20 years ago, the comfortable cocoon that had been built around me by the nuns and then Bryn Mawr and then my first few jobs in the courtroom and the classroom began to crumble. [Read More]
Commentary: Etiquette now trumps authenticity Commentary: Etiquette now trumps authenticity
30 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
“Who am I to judge?” [Read More]
Commentary: Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt Commentary: Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt
31 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I was wrong. Bill Cosby didn't deserve the benefit of the doubt. He cheated on his wife, Camille. He cheated on his kids. He cheated on the people who fell in love with Dr. Huxtable, because they couldn't see any line of demarcation between him and his alter ego. [Read More]
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