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Don Mohler

The Gospel According to Blutarsky with a Dose of HR 1

February 6, 2021

By Don Mohler Who doesn’t love classic cinema?  There’s Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Shawshank Redemption, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Schindler’s List, The Godfather (#2 of course), Sophie’s Choice, and without a doubt, Animal House (that groan you hear coming from the other room is my wife). Come on now, be honest. You know that…

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Did We Learn Anything?

January 17, 2021

By Don Mohler We are almost there. At 12:01 P.M. on January 20, Joseph R. Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Donald Trump, and the members of his crime family, will no longer haunt the grounds of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Like millions of Americans, I say good riddance. With that historic…

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This Is Exactly Who We Are

January 7, 2021

By Don Mohler Note: Before the ink was dry on this reflection, a group of terrorists, incited by the President of the United States, stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to overthrow an American election. Given the rhetoric of the Commander in Chief since the day he was elected, this was inevitable. What…

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A Candle Cake

December 31, 2020

By Don Mohler Every year my wife organizes family photos at the end of the month so that come January 1 she may simply update them with holiday memories, hit send, and wait for the arrival of this year’s edition of “Life in the Ville” to be returned from the publisher. My contribution to this…

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But He Knows Us

December 20, 2020

By Don Mohler Note: With one month to go until the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden, today we revisit where it all began. This article was originally published on March 4, 2020. On February 11, 2020 Joe Biden didn’t even stick around for the results to come on the day of the New Hampshire…

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This is Not Normal, But We Might Agree on More Than You Think

November 27, 2020

By Don Mohler In November 2010, Baltimore County Councilman Kevin Kamenetz was elected as the 12th Executive in County history. There was only one month until he would be sworn into office. And while serving as Baltimore County Executive is certainly not analogous to being elected President of the United States, the County is larger…

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First Impressions Are Often Wrong, But What the Heck

November 7, 2020

First Impressions Are Often Wrong, But What the Heck By Don Mohler Evil was indeed vanquished, but like everyone else in the nation, I am exhausted. Exhausted from staring at a television for the past four days, waiting to see the magical number 270 flash on the screen. Exhausted from reading conspiracy-laden tweets that appear…

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Take Your Feet Off Our Necks

October 12, 2020

By Jennifer Lynch, Ph.D. The vice-presidential debates ignited a firestorm of tweets, social media posts, op-eds, blogs, and memes.  While the fly took center stage, Mike Pence’s condescending mansplaining interruptions was a close second.  Around the nation, women were outraged at his behavior. The Vice President hit a chromosomal nerve that is always exposed, throbbing…

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Stop Playing Croquet

September 23, 2020

By Don Mohler This was supposed to be a blog about hope. It was supposed to shine a light on all that is good about our nation despite our current divisions. And then Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg left us. The outline that I had been carrying around in my head no longer seemed relevant. It…

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It Didn’t Work Then. It Won’t Work Now.

August 16, 2020

By Don Mohler Our democracy and our values as a nation are under attack. That is not hyperbole. It is a fact. The President of the United States doesn’t even bother to hide his attempts to divide the nation and disrupt the electoral process anymore. Nope. He does it right in front of us on…

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