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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: First Mother's Day without a mother Commentary: First Mother's Day without a mother
12 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
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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
18 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
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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]
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