Jack Dunigan’s articles

Crisis in Democratville

March 2, 2017
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Crisis in Democratville

Neither anger nor insults is an effective strategy. We had dinner last night in a place filled with Trump supporters. The vilification, or more correctly the attempt at vilification by the talking heads on TV is having a counter effect. If the democrat party has any hope of salvaging itself and its movement (personally I…

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How the church I used to pastor has now become the world we live in

December 8, 2016
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How the church I used to pastor has now become the world we live in

by Jack Dunigan They were a miserable bunch. On the first Sunday of November, 1997, I challenged and encouraged the church to make Thanksgiving a month-long celebration. Instead of giving thanks on one Thursday, I asked them to personally declare thirty days of thanks. For the next month, I exhorted, abandon complaining and griping, replacing…

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Why a quid pro quo is not necessary to establish guilt

August 11, 2016
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Why a quid pro quo is not necessary to establish guilt

by Jack Dunigan I sat in the spot across the table from a member of the Board of Elders of a fellowship of churches whose congregations were found in nearly every state of the union and more than a few foreign nations. One of their most famous, prominent, and enduring ministers had once again behaved…

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6 Reasons why I don’t listen to the news any longer…and why you might not want to either

August 10, 2016
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6 Reasons why I don’t listen to the news any longer…and why you might not want to either

by Jack Dunigan It wasn’t as hard as I thought. Simply change the channel or turn the device off. I’ve given up on watching news regularly. Here’s why…and why you might want to do so as well. It really isn’t the news. Even the hard news programs on the traditional major networks are not new…

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Living under the Rule of Intentions rather than Law

July 11, 2016
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by Jack Dunigan I had been invited to participate in a focus group, the precise contents of which had not been fully disclosed. All I knew it was to be held in a local upscale hotel meeting room and we would be asked to participate in discussions related to politics. So I went. Finding a…

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Why the conservative Christian base of the Republican Party has set it up to come apart

June 22, 2016
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Quite by accident I came upon a recent posting on Red State detailing how Donald Trump is supposedly ripping off his own campaign finances by paying himself. There was a list of expenditures reportedly made by the campaign to Trump properties and Trump family members. No examination, investigation, or explanation of those expenditures was made,…

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The boy in the bubble beats out the bully in the blue suit.

February 10, 2016
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The boy in the bubble beats out the bully in the blue suit.

Although he hardly chalked up a win, Marco Rubio was a class act even in defeat. Taking all the responsibility for his poor showing on himself and vowing never to do so again, Rubio reassured his supports, gathered his resources, and lives to fight on. Not so the bully who beat up on him Saturday…

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Why Governor Christie was wrong even though he was right

February 7, 2016
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In one of the first Republican candidate debates (it might even have been the very first one) the moderators had successfully prodded the candidates into attacking each other. Most candidates obliged and turned on the other candidates at just about every opportunity. Then, Governor Christie interrupted the flow of venom and challenged that the opponents…

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Petulance is not a valid strategy

November 11, 2015
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Petulance is not a valid strategy

by Jack Dunigan “Our attitude toward our own culture has recently been characterized by two qualities, braggadocio and petulance. Braggadocio — empty boasting of American power, American virtue, American know-how — has dominated our foreign relations now for some decades. Here at home — within the family, so to speak — our attitude to our…

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Why Conservatives oppose gun control…and it has a lot less to do with guns that you might think

October 9, 2015
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Why Conservatives oppose gun control…and it has a lot less to do with guns that you might think

by Jack Dunigan Dave, an off-duty security officer, stopped in at a coffee and donut shop on his way home. Still wearing his uniform, he waited in line to place his order when another diner approached. With wide eyes and a look of panic on her face, a shopper whispered to Dave, “That man over…

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