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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: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise
5 days ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I hate “urban music,” whether it’s rap, hip-hop, gangsta or whatever else they’re calling it these days. [Read More]
Commentary: Genuine courage, and a summer with abundance of it Commentary: Genuine courage, and a summer with abundance of it
4 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Courage has always been a relative sort of thing. We consider it, reflected through both our personal prisms of perspective and the evolving context of time. [Read More]
Commentary: To the fathers no longer here but still always here Commentary: To the fathers no longer here but still always here
6 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
It’s been 32 years, more than enough time to raise a child to maturity, since I’ve celebrated Father’s Day. My father died in 1982, when I was 20, so I have a very clear memory of him, unlike my niece, whose own father — my brother Jonathan — died when she was 2. [Read More]
Commentary: Obama administration's Bowe-for-monsters problem Commentary: Obama administration's Bowe-for-monsters problem
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
When you practice immigration law, as I do, your idea of what it means to be “American” is both fluid and sacred. [Read More]
Commentary: Suffering the missteps of my tone-deaf pontiff Commentary: Suffering the missteps of my tone-deaf pontiff
8 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
This may come as a bit of a shock to some of my regular readers, but I’m Catholic. Shut the front door, right? [Read More]
Commentary: Remember the cruel and unusual death of female victim Commentary: Remember the cruel and unusual death of female victim
12 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Let me, for a brief moment, put on my lawyer’s hat. The Eighth Amendment barring cruel and unusual punishment is not a suggestion. It is a mandate carved in stone. We do not torture, we do not cause undue suffering, we do not stretch the bounds of humanity in the name of vengeance. [Read More]
Commentary: The golden platter of privilege, spat upon by ingrates Commentary: The golden platter of privilege, spat upon by ingrates
13 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Let’s get the magic, constitutional language out of the way first. Nothing I am about to say presumes guilt. We all learned from some Duke lacrosse players where that tends to lead. [Read More]
Commentary: Execution of priest in Syria should be call to action Commentary: Execution of priest in Syria should be call to action
14 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
In the hierarchy of saints, martyrs are on the highest rung of the celestial ladder, at least for me. [Read More]
Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis' Commentary: Our immigration prejudices and the spirit of 'St. Louis'
15 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Jeb Bush made some very provocative comments about immigration the other day. They were red meat for a conservative base that thinks in broad brushstrokes about foreigners. Actually, they were more like a bullfighter’s red cape, or scarlet blood in the water. [Read More]
Commentary: Hobby Lobby case about freedom Commentary: Hobby Lobby case about freedom
16 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Throughout history, people have fought the good fight to preserve those things of value and fundamental importance that define the essence of being human. Our Founding Fathers raged against the tyranny of their colonial overlords. [Read More]
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