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After Bush, another Big Business White House?

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In Two families, 28 years of Presidency I noted God’s Politics’ observation that if Hillary Clinton were elected and served two terms, the US Presidency would be held by the Bush and Clinton families for more than a quarter-century. I learned much from the comments you left, and wound up thinking more negatively of this than before.

Another Clinton liability is in the news now, this time the subject of investigative writer Ari Berman in an article for The Nation entitled Hillary, Inc. Berman documents extraordinary Clinton ties—and future favors owed—to corporate money.

American democracy is perennially troubled by the coziness between corporate wealth and political power. The Clinton campaign—far from troubled—appears to share corporate DNA. Here’s Berman, interviewed on DemocracyNow!:

Hillary, Inc. is, first thing, about the money that she takes … Hillary, compared to her democratic rivals, is more reliant on corporate money … but it’s also … about the people that will run … her campaign and have prominent positions in the White House. And these are people with very, very, very significant business ties […] Read the rest of this entry »

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May 31, 2007 at 8:30 pm

Posted in Politics, Social change

Readings for Sunday, June 3

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Trinity Sunday
June 3, 2007

Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31

Psalm 8

Romans 5:1-5

John 16:12-15

John 16:12-15
“I still have many things to tell you, but you can’t handle them now. But when the Friend comes, the Spirit of the Truth, he will take you by the hand and guide you into all the truth there is. He won’t draw attention to himself, but will make sense out of what is about to happen and, indeed, out of all that I have done and said. He will honor me; he will take from me and deliver it to you. Everything the Father has is also mine. That is why I’ve said, ‘He takes from me and delivers to you.’

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Monte

May 31, 2007 at 12:15 pm