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37 articles found.

SUMMARY VIEW  Expanded details within a Category. Click on article title, Category, or a listed Topic

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Citizenship

 6 records found

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


(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


(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


(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


(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


Mail-In Voting Update by Stu Johnson


(September 1, 2020)
Do it early!…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Voting & Elections


How Should I Vote? by Stu Johnson


(August 8, 2020)
Will COVID-19 impact the way you vote?…
Topics: COVID-19 Government News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Voting & Elections



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Two Gifts Nobody Wants by Bill Nichols


(April 25, 2020)
Who wants pain and fear? Yet, we need them…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Faith Fears, Concerns News


A Holy Week to Remember by James N. Watkins


(April 4, 2020)
Celebrating life in Christ in deadly crisis…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter Faith News Religion



Government & Politics

 3 records found

Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson


(August 21, 2020)
Don't be left out of the 2020 Election or Census!…
Topics: COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Demographics News Politics Racism and Inequality Social Issues Statistics Voting & Elections


The Last Candidate Standing by James N. Watkins


(September 1, 2019)
Are you already tired of teh 2020 election?…
Topics: Current Events, News Government Media News Politics Social Issues


Watkins for President 2016 by James N. Watkins


(February 6, 2016)
Contributor and humorist Watkins throws his pen into the presidential race…
Topics: Humor News Politics



Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Dreading a Dark Winter Lockdown by David Robson / The Guardian


(January 3, 2021)
Think like a Norwegian, with a mindset that helps combat the long polar night…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News News Wellness


Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright


(April 4, 2020)
Facing the chaos with facts, confidence, and faith…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News



Holidays

 2 records found

Keeping the Dream Alive in 2021 by Stu Johnson


(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


Hope in a Hand Basket by James N. Watkins


(December 29, 2018)
Lessons from Christmas for the New Year…
Topics: Christmas Future History Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's News



Humor

 1 record found

Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


(April 18, 2020)
Finding lighter momets while hunkered down for the pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Humor News



News & Current Events

 20 records found

Racism and Religion by Rusty Wright


(April 23, 2021)
Sanctified bigotry, or unity and diversity solutions?…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Grace News Racism and Inequality Relationships Religion Social Issues Trust Unity, Unified Values


How is Your News Literacy? by Stu Johnson


(January 28, 2021)
Learn how to be a literate news consumer during News Literacy Week…
Topics: History Knowledge Learning Media News Politics Popular Culture Social Media Social Movements


Preventing a Second Civil War by James N. Watkins


(January 7, 2021)
Echoes of a day that tore the nation apart…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Government History News Politics Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division


It's Not All Bad by Nicole E. Kobie / WIRED


(January 3, 2021)
20 things that made the world a better place in 2020…
Topics: Achievements COVID-19 Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration News Social Issues


Earth and Heaven by James N. Watkins


(October 2, 2020)
What it means to me to be a citizen of both…
Topics: Beliefs COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Government Language, Meaning News Religion Social Issues Social Movements


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Relationships

 1 record found

White, 'woke' . . . and 'privileged' by James N. Watkins


(July 10, 2020)
Boyhood memories stir thoughts on racism and privilege today…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News History News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements