This is the President of the United States trash-talking and trolling an insane dictator who is armed with nuclear weaponry. Will we reach a point when Congress acts to remove Trump to prevent his big fat mouth from starting a nuclear war? Will there even be time? What on earth is the reason for this childish display, especially with the lives of tens of millions of people potentially at stake? What must the Joint Chiefs be thinking tonight? What must the people of Seoul?
This weekend I am at an event called The Gathering, for Christian philanthropists. I did a panel yesterday with Michael Gerson of The Washington Post, discussing The Benedict Option. I met law professor John Inazu over breakfast, and he generously agreed to do a dialogue with me about the differences and similarities between my ideas and his concept of “confident pluralism.” Watch this space in the weeks to come for that.
At The Gathering, I attended a discussion between the Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson and Evangelical law professor John Inazu, who writes a lot about religious liberty. Prof. Inazu has offered in the past some criticism of The Benedict Option. We had breakfast this morning and talked over our differing visions, and it surprised and pleased me that we have more in common than I thought.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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