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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: When does parental discipline become child abuse? Commentary: When does parental discipline become child abuse?
2 days 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
1 week 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
2 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
3 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
6 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]
Commentary: Standardized testing can have unanticipated value Commentary: Standardized testing can have unanticipated value
7 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
I always felt like a little bit of an imposter in college. It wasn’t that I was straight and a significant percentage of the Bryn Mawr population loved both Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson (take whatever inference you want from that). [Read More]
Commentary: Intercession badly needed in mad world Commentary: Intercession badly needed in mad world
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Yesterday was my feast day, or as the Italians call it, my “onomastico.” Since I live in the United States, it went completely unnoticed. [Read More]
Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise Commentary: Unlawful rapper doesn't deserve praise
10 weeks 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
13 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
15 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]
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