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Democrats in Philadelphia just came through a bruising mayoral primary, which is basically the city’s general election.

By Christine Flowers May 22, 2023
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I just donated to the March of Dimes, the iconic initiative aimed at promoting the health of children and pregnant, women at a time many women are fighting for the right not to be pregnant.

By Christine Flowers April 25, 2023
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When an entire kindergarten class was murdered by Adam Lanza two weeks before Christmas in 2012, I was paralyzed with grief.

By Christine Flowers April 4, 2023
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My father did not have a happy childhood. I’ll spare you the details, but ...

By Christine Flowers February 28, 2023
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A few years ago, after I’d written a series of columns about how the Catholic church had borne a disproportionate share of criticism regarding the sex abuse scandal, a number of readers responded with such negativity that they all but confirmed the anti-Catholic bias.

By Christine Flowers February 21, 2023
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I’m sure that regular readers of this column think all I ever talk about, write about, ruminate on and care about is abortion.

By Christine Flowers February 6, 2023
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As a child, lying was something I rarely did. This was a function of two things: being Catholic and being lazy.

By Christine Flowers January 4, 2023
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Christmas is my favorite holiday. Nothing else even comes close.

By Christine Flowers January 2, 2023
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I turned 61 last week. I don’t plan on joining the celestial choir any time soon, but birthdays make me think of the opposite end of the life cycle.

By Christine Flowers December 13, 2022
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In the smoldering wake of what can only be called a Republican debacle, many pundits much better schooled in politics and history weighed in with their opinions on what happened.

November 25, 2022
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This is addressed to the people who remain in a state of shock after Pennsylvania voters chose John Fetterman to represent them in the U.S. Senate come January.

By Christine Flowers November 15, 2022
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James Carville once quipped: “It’s the economy, stupid.”

By Christine Flowers October 27, 2022
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Every one of us has the right to defend our reputations against attack. Over the past few years, I’ve seen reputations destroyed by people with agendas.

By Christine Flowers September 26, 2022
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I expected the Irish schadendfruede. Although I generally identify as Italian, my father had red hair, freckles and some relatives in County Somewhere.

By Christine Flowers September 12, 2022
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I was watching an old documentary the other day about classic Hollywood stars.

By Christine Flowers August 15, 2022
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I write this sitting at a cafe in front of the Italian Parliament, waiting for the president to resign.

By Christine Flowers July 25, 2022
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During the Bicentennial year of 1976, I was a 15-year-old history geek. To be alive for the 200th birthday of our nation, particularly in Philadelphia, where it all began, was intoxicating.

July 13, 2022
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They’re fire-bombing pro-life pregnancy clinics. They’re defacing churches....

By Christine Flowers June 13, 2022
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For years, social interactions between men and women have become fractured, where the wrong word or glance could end your life as you know it.

By Christine Flowers June 6, 2022
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The shooter in Buffalo had a racist motive. He wanted to kill Black people. We don’t know exactly how he developed his hatred, but we know that it was the motivating factor in his rampage because it’s confirmed by his own words.

By Christine Flowers May 23, 2022
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Cats are said to have nine lives. Rasputin was said to have almost as many. If only the #MeToo movement had the same brief lifespan.

By Christine Flowers May 16, 2022
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Unlike so many people with Twitter and Facebook accounts these days, I am not a constitutional scholar. I did go to law school, passed the Bar on my first try and have been practicing law since 1987.

By Christine Flowers May 2, 2022
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Recently, a friend showed me a sobering graphic depicting the gender disparity in suicide rates between men and women. While females tend to attempt suicide more often than men (and experience suicidal thoughts more frequently), males are more “successful” in completing the act.

By Christine Flowers April 4, 2022
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Years ago, when I was just beginning to practice immigration law, I remember hearing about two horrific genocides.

By Christine Flowers March 14, 2022
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I’m going to out myself here: I am a Bad Masker.

By Christine Flowers February 21, 2022
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When it became obvious that the Titanic was not going to survive its tragic collision with the iceberg in the North Atlantic, those in positions of authority started to do the human triage necessary in emergencies

By Christine Flowers January 18, 2022
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I regularly deal with women who’ve been sexually abused in other countries. Many of them do not report the assaults to law enforcement, because in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, the police are unlikely to take rape and harassment seriously.

By Christine Flowers December 20, 2021
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Lately, I’ve started seeing all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, articles, foods and complaints about all the usual Christmas decorations, books, gift suggestions, articles, and foods.

By Christine Flowers December 8, 2021
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Ahmaud Arbery is not here, but he heard the verdicts. He knows, in that place where his restless soul resides, that his death has been avenged.

By Christine Flowers December 1, 2021
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If Kyle Rittenhouse is convicted of anything other than, at most, a misdemeanor offense, I will write glowing articles about Nancy Pelosi, make Christine Blasey Ford my social media profile photo, and contribute to NARAL. ...

By Christine Flowers November 16, 2021
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I was watching TV the other night, and one of those ubiquitous campaign ads popped up. This time, it was a female candidate for the Supreme Court, discussing all of her accomplishments.

By Christine Flowers October 11, 2021
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I recently filling in hosting a local talk show, which gave me the opportunity to interview Lt. Colonel Jonathan P. Meyers, a retired Marine who’d recently written a memoir about his almost three decades in service: “American to the Corps.”

By Christine Flowers September 13, 2021
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I’ve been practicing immigration law for over 25 years, and I speak four languages fluently. I’ve traveled widely outside of the United States, and lived abroad for large stretches in the 1980s and ‘90s.

By Christine Flowers August 18, 2021
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I was down the shore this weekend, enjoying the sea, the sun and the sweeping panorama of people without masks. Honestly, that was even more beautiful than the sunset over the Atlantic.

By Christine Flowers July 20, 2021
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One of the first cases I studied at Villanova was Tinker v. Des Moines, a seminal case in free speech and student’s rights.

By Christine Flowers June 28, 2021
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Mark Ruffalo came out on Twitter the other day and angered a lot of people, but not the people he usually tends to anger.

By Christine Flowers May 28, 2021
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The first person I thought when I heard that Prince Philip had died was Elizabeth, a Queen in the greater world but only and always a wife to the man who’d been by her side for longer than I’ve been alive.

By Christine Flowers April 12, 2021
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I do not like green eggs and ham I do not like their colors, ma’am

By Christine Flowers March 10, 2021
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My father had terminal lung cancer. He fought like a Spartan at Thermopylae, his body riddled with chemo and radiation, his stomach filled with macrobiotic foods lovingly prepared by my mother, his mind steeped in the defiance of death as exhibited by Dylan Thomas who wrote the words that were buried with him, in his coffin:

By Christine Flowers January 5, 2021
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The reason for schools being shut down across the country is the reason every local, regional and national official has used over the past eight or so months: COVID, corona, Wuhan, call it whatever you want.

By Christine Flowers November 28, 2020