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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: There's dignity in defying death
1 week ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
The seamless vision of life, as the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin once noted, is the only way to ensure individual dignity. [Read More]
Commentary: Republicans take break from alleged war on women Commentary: Republicans take break from alleged war on women
2 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over! [Read More]
Commentary: Blame game over Ebola enough to make you sick Commentary: Blame game over Ebola enough to make you sick
3 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I remember, as a child, watching “Ben-Hur” and wondering why being sent to a “leper colony” was such a bad thing. To me, lepers were regal animals with beautiful coats and according to my Time-Life Nature book, not particularly vicious unless provoked. [Read More]
Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses Commentary: Church's softening tone welcomed by 'imperfect' masses
5 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Back in the mid-’60s, my aunt’s husband did what a lot of other husbands (and wives) did with spouses that no longer filled their wish lists: traded her in for a younger model. [Read More]
Commentary: LGBT community must look in mirror Commentary: LGBT community must look in mirror
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I make no secret of the fact that I’m (an imperfect) Catholic. That makes for interesting conversations with strangers who only know me by what I’ve written, particularly former Catholics who still can’t believe I go to Mass. [Read More]
Commentary: When does parental discipline become child abuse? Commentary: When does parental discipline become child abuse?
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I did not have a Dickensian childhood. I had more than enough to eat, unlike orphaned Oliver Twist. I had the love and attention that was denied to poor little David Copperfield. [Read More]
Commentary: New Miss America
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Growing up, the odds that I would have been picked to wear a sash as Miss Anything were slimmer than Rosie O’Donnell winning Miss (or Mr.) Congeniality. [Read More]
Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media Commentary: Ray Rice episode oversimplified by ratings-hungry media
10 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I’ve never been a victim of domestic violence, but I’ve loved people who have been. I say “people” because some of the victims have been men, despite the general “Burning Bed” stereotype of the muscled brute beating the living daylights out of the 100-pound female. [Read More]
Commentary: Journalists' deaths a reminder of freedoms Commentary: Journalists' deaths a reminder of freedoms
11 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Often, when I write something that is in the vaguest of terms controversial (as in, we shouldn’t change the names of our local train stations) I’ll get at least a few emails telling me to consider another “career.” [Read More]
Commentary: Suicide, an act of violence that assaults us all Commentary: Suicide, an act of violence that assaults us all
14 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I first heard about Robin Williams’ death while I was standing in line at my mother’s viewing and a friend’s BlackBerry dinged with the news alert from CNN. [Read More]
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