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There will be no preaching, eliminating the risk of a prophetic word from the pulpit. And judging from everything the president-elect has said and done over the years, we may expect no prayers of repentance for racism, misogyny, or xenophobia, or petitions that God may frustrate the designs of evil tyrants. Trump is no more submitting to the norms of Christian worship than he is to the norms of our democracy. He is essentially renting the spectacular Gothic edifice to bathe his narcissistic persona in a faux-religious glow. To allow such a charade threatens the integrity of the cathedral's essential mission while abetting the anti-democratic authoritarianism of the president-elect. The local bishop hopes that the inaugural prayer service will, at a time of intense national conflict, "offer a few moments of spiritual solace and the healing gift of transcendent beauty.
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- Farewell - Just blocks away, the Obamas were finishing their packing as they prepared for their last night in the White House. In some of his final acts as president, Obama commuted the sentences of 330 people, mostly drug offenders, called Chancellor Angela Merkel to declare US-Germany ties "essential," and took a parting shot at Congress for blocking his efforts to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Friday will revolve around the age-old ritual of the swearing-in, when Trump will transform from ordinary citizen to the leader of the world's most powerful nation. While Trump has confided that he sought inspiration from John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan while writing his inaugural address, Spicer said the words will be Trump's own: a personal statement that will be "more of a philosophical document" than a to-do list. Democrats opposed to a Trump presidency are organizing.
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PLANS to give more funding direct to schools have been dealt a blow after headteachers highlighted a decline in the number of essential business managers.
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Dear Mr. Trump: On the eve of your inauguration, and with all due respect to the office of the Presidency you are soon to hold, the deference you have earned, and the essential decency of the American people: Fuck you, you fucking fuck. I wish there were other words, but these are trying times, and trying times call for honesty, a concept with which you are clearly unacquainted. And I have to say what's in my heart. So fuck you, you fucking fuck. I am not going to pretend there is anything normal about your presidency. I am not going to pretend that you are entitled to respect. You are entitled to nothing. Not a chance to prove yourself, not an ounce of trust. Your actions since the election have destroyed whatever good will I may have been inclined to extend. You are trying to divide the American people, and I will not have it. We are all Americans, regardless of whether we support you, or hate you, or belittle you, or are working to destroy you.
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The Labour leader also agrees all taxpayers should bear the rising cost of social care. It's not right that we should thrust the social care crisis on local authorities, all of whom have different levels of income all over the country. It's essential government responsibility and the central government should face up to its responsibility.
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The Senators were apparently satisfied with each one of the nominees, on that basis — a neoconservative basis. Also, each one of the Senators probed the nominee, in order to make certain that the interviewee favors steep increases in ‘defensespending (another essential mark of neoconservatismunlimited military spending), even if other federal spending is required to stay the same or else be reduced. Even the Democratic Senators want ‘defensespending increased even if domestic spending gets reduced. Democratic Senators on the panel showed themselves as being just as emphatically in favor of abolishing existing limits on ‘defensespending as the Republican ones are. If what U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower in 1961 had referred to as “the military-industrial complexowns all of Congress today, then the results of these interviews with nominees still couldnt have been any more neoconservative than they, in fact, were .
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It is a quality that enabled Dole, H.W. Bush and their Democratic peers to make Washington function quite well. Priebus' decades long Wisconsin friend, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, highlighted the quality as he opened the 115th Congress. Ryan said, "If I had to sum up my approach, it would be, 'Agreement whenever possible, but at all times respect'.'' Does the Priebus selection suggest that Trump, contrary to the impression left with many by his campaign, understands that in the field of policymaking, respect for one's opponent is essential to progress? Seeing someone come to Washington with such extraordinary integrity, perspective and effectiveness moved us to write about Priebus more than once over the years that we have known him. His heritage seems to have blessed him with legendary Greek philotimo (doing the right thing) as well as German efficiency.
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Congressional Republicans have already begun taking steps to repeal Obamacare , and I urge them to avoid committing the same sins that the Democrats did when they created the law. Rather than shoving a bad law through Congress on party-line votes, Republicans can, and must, do better. F or the millions of Americans who have gained health coverage since 2010, its safe to assume that their idea of fixing Obamacare does not involve ripping away their own health care coverage without a responsible alternative in place. There are simple solutions to improving our countrys health care policy. I support efforts to replace the individual mandate and guaranteed issue with policies like continuous coverage protections, relaxing the individual market age rating requirements, and dialing back essential health benefit requirements. These are just a few reforms I believe should be considered and hope Congress will pursue.
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Using social media to be vocal about important issues is second nature in the digital age. As marginalized groups face Donald Trump's America, however, sounding off on Twitter doesn't always feel like sufficient action. Bringing your activism into the "real world" can seem daunting, but there are tangible ways you can make an impact especially in 2017. SEE ALSO: Trump's America: What women, immigrants and people of color want you to know As Trump enters office a man known for insulting marginalized communities and advocating for policy changes that many see as threats to social progress activists say thoughtful, comprehensive and inclusive activism is essential. Read more... More about Trumps America , Women S Rights , Feminism , Disability Rights , and Racial Justice