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 9 records found

Were You Part of History? by U.S. Census Bureau staff

(My World   May 1, 2021)
Despite unique challenges to voter registration and voting created by COVID-19 and heightened concerns about turnout as a result, the 2020 election had the highest voter turnout of the 21st century…
Topics: COVID-19 Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections

What Matters More: The White House or Our House? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(My World   November 6, 2020)
A post-election reflection on the choices we make every day…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Government News Personal Issues Values Voting & Elections

'Twas the Night Before Voting by James N. Watkins

(My World   November 2, 2020)
Jim turns to verse to contemplate the act of voting…
Topics: Faith Government News Politics Social Issues Voting & Elections

Election Eve Expectations by Stu Johnson

(My World   October 31, 2020)
Be patient, the 2020 Election is like none before and the counting will go on for days…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom Government Media News Politics Research Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections

Unmask Your Voice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 24, 2020)
A reminder to vote…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Voting & Elections

There are 4 more items for the category Citizenship and the Voting & Elections topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

The Facebook Threat by Stu Johnson

(My World   October 16, 2020)
Increasing concerns for the role of Facebook in fueling social strife…
Topics: Civility Crime, Justice, Punishment Freedom Internet Media Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Social Media Social Unrest, Division Technology Trends Voting & Elections

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Top Ten Bible Verses Donald Trump (and Other Contenders) May Want to Read by James N. Watkins

(My World   August 18, 2023)
What Jim said in 2016 is worth another look as the first debates for primary elections in 2024 will begin soon…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Faith Government News Politics Voting & Elections

Thirst-Quenching Heavenly Reign by George Garrison

(My World   January 22, 2021)
A pastor reflects on the contrast between earthly government and the promise of the heavenly reign to come…
Topics: Beliefs Current Events, News Faith God Government Hopes & Dreams Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections

Government & Politics

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Election Day is Chooseday! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 8, 2022)
Election Day is the day we voice our values and influence our future…
Topics: Government Patriotism Politics Values Voting & Elections

Where Will the Political Violence Lead? Look to the 1850s. by Joshua Zeitz / Politico

(My World   November 5, 2022)
In the mid-19th century, a pro-slavery minority — encouraged by lawmakers — used violence to stifle a growing anti-slavery majority. It wasn’t long before the other side embraced force as a necessary response…
Topics: Beliefs Government History News Politics Social Issues Social Movements Values Voting & Elections

Why I'm Not Running for Anything Whatsoever by Garrison Keillor

(My World   February 21, 2022)
I want someone to be elected president who doesn’t remember the era of doo-wop and long-distance phone calls…
Topics: Holidays Humor Politics Popular Culture Voting & Elections

Liz Cheney's Not Lon Chaney by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 15, 2021)
Why recent events on Capitol Hill resemble a horror show…
Topics: Government News Politics Values Voting & Elections

Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 22, 2021)
It's a day of new beginnings…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government History Hopes & Dreams News Politics Prayer Racism and Inequality Unity, Unified Values Voting & Elections

There are 14 more items for the category Government & Politics and the Voting & Elections topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Profiles in Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 22, 2020)
Celebrating the Women's Suffrage Movement…
Topics: Courage Government History News Politics Social Movements Voting & Elections


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Hobby Therapy by Connie Schultz

(My World   October 17, 2020)
Good advice from Winston Churchill to prepare us for the aftermath of this contentious election year…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Inspiration Leisure Lifestyle, General Politics Voting & Elections Wisdom


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Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson

(My World   January 18, 2021)
Thoughts on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021…
Topics: Civility Current Events, News Holidays Hopes & Dreams News Patriotism Politics Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Media Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections

A Thanksgiving Like No Other by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 20, 2020)
Virtual choirs and videos to help us be grateful during a most unusual year…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Music Racism and Inequality Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Voting & Elections

News & Current Events

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Bridging the Divide by Stu Johnson

(My World   January 15, 2022)
A reminder as we look back at The Capitol Insurrection and approach Martin Luther King Jr Day that the divisions we face are not new and that there are ways to bridge the divide…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Civility History Media News Politics Popular Culture Social Issues Technology Trust Values Voting & Elections

From Where Lincoln Sits by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 6, 2021)
Reflections on the insurrection in Washington, D.C.…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Halloween History News Politics Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Voting & Elections

Unprecedented, Not! by Stu Johnson

(My World   January 3, 2021)
2020 was quite a year, but not without precedent . . . setting expectations for 2021…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment History Knowledge Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections

The Key to Post-Election Divisions by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2020)
Finding seeds of friendship in common ground…
Topics: Communication COVID-19 Diversity & Pluralism Friends & Neighbnors Prayer Social Issues Values Voting & Elections


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Who Do You Trust? (2021) by Stu Johnson

(Our World   July 23, 2021)
After an upward bump in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic in July 2020, Gallup's annual survey of confidence in American institutions returns to a long downward trend…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Demographics Government History News Racism and Inequality Religion Research Science & Technology Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division Statistics Technology Trends Values Voting & Elections