Category Archives: Religion

The Day of the Dope

The Day of the Dope by David Benjamin “I will give you everything. I will give you what you’ve been looking for for 50 years. I’m the only one.” — Donald Trump MADISON, Wis. — Most of us who remember Albert Schweitzer regard him as a selfless healer who forsook his religious and academic vocation…
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“Believe (in) me!”

“Believe (in) me!” by David Benjamin He said, “Picture this: the Oval Office. A dozen news cameras are rolling. The new president ushers in an eight-year-old girl named, let’s say, Jenny. He sets her up on his desk. He proceeds to strip her down and molest her sickeningly for ten minutes. Within an hour, a…
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Confessions of a navel observer

Confessions of a navel observer by David Benjamin “It is hardly necessary to waste words over the so-called bikini since it is inconceivable that any girl with tact and decency would ever wear such a thing.” — Modern Girl, 1957 MADISON, Wis. — I went to Catholic school and developed a belly-button fetish. Looking back…
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The Muslim plank

The Muslim plank by David Benjamin “I said the wall, and I was referring to the wall, but database is okay, and watch list is okay, and surveillance is okay… I want surveillance of these people that are coming in — the Trojan Horse — I want to know who the hell they are ……
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An act of God

An act of God by David Benjamin “Killing random people in restaurants and at concerts is a strategy that reflects its perpetrators’ fundamental weakness. It isn’t going to establish a caliphate in Paris. What it can do, however, is inspire fear — which is why we call it terrorism, and shouldn’t dignify it with the…
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