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How Sales Shopping Is Killing the Planet
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How Sales Shopping Is Killing the Planet
December 29, 2019

As we increasingly witness and experience the impacts of climate change, we do need to be (more) wary of our consumerist behaviours and subsequent environmental costs.

How Congress and the Federal Reserve Stole Christmas
December 26, 2019

The bickering over impeachment did not stop the president and Congress from coming together last week to avert a government shutdown by passing a 1.4 trillion dollar spending package.

How Congress and the Federal Reserve Stole Christmas
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In Defense of the Secular Embrace of Christmas
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In Defense of the Secular Embrace of Christmas
December 25, 2019

For a long time it felt like secular Christmas did not so much compete with the religious version, but complement it or harmlessly parallel it. It was a civic, American phenomenon, a universalized version of the Christian holiday, not mutually exclusive from it.

Seeking an Armistice in the War on Christmas
December 24, 2019

The war on Christmas, like the Iraq war, was started by Fox News in the early 2000s, and, also like the Iraq war, continues to this day with little hope of resolution.

Seeking an Armistice in the War on Christmas
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Brexit and the Ghosts of Christmas Past
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Brexit and the Ghosts of Christmas Past
December 20, 2018

Unlike for the repentant mean Scrooge character in Dickens’ novel, there seems to be no redemption in the offing for the incumbent British political class.

Note from America: Christmas Has Become Yet Another Trigger Word
December 12, 2018

Opt for kindness over curtness, and civility over censorship. Choose peace over politics, and freedom over fascism. Find common ground with those whose politics or opinions or lifestyles may not jive with your own.

Note from America: Christmas Has Become Yet Another Trigger Word
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Christmas Trees in Aleppo?
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Christmas Trees in Aleppo?
December 27, 2017

The Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which led to the United States being scolded by 128 countries at the UN General Assembly last week, has constrained some, but not all, of the joy of Christmas for Christians in the Middle East.

Trump Gifts Ukraine Lethal Weapons for Christmas, Escalating Tension with Russia
December 26, 2017

Under the disguise of Christmas, U.S. President Donald Trump sneakingly gifted Ukraine with American lethal defensive weaponry; Russia has responded warning the United States that a red line has been crossed.

Trump Gifts Ukraine Lethal Weapons for Christmas, Escalating Tension with Russia
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