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A Judge’s Job Is Different: a post in honor of America’s first African-American judge

I learned today that the first African-American judge in the United States was Wentworth Cheswell of New Hampshire. Elected Justice of the Peace in 1805, he presided over trials, probated wills and carried out other judicial duties over local matters. … Continue reading

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How to Run a Great Campaign: say what you mean … or don’t 

I’ve been in office for over two decades. In the four election cycles along the way, I’ve faced a challenge just once. In campaigning that one time I addressed several large and small groups. I tried to keep Matthew 11:37 … Continue reading

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Christians Picking Sides – a reminder for an election season

[This post from the archives was not written about politics, but the point of it applies in elections as well as other aspects of life.] Did you hear about the Brandon High School quarterback who switched sides at halftime last … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on Integrity in Politics

The Internet abounds with political news, opinions and gibes. You won’t find any of that in this post. Instead, I offer wisdom from Abraham Lincoln on campaigning. I hope to remember this every moment of every day, even though I’m … Continue reading

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Activist Judges

[From the archives.] *** These are some brief thoughts on the role of a judge in a civil* society: If we travel back to the days of the philosopher kings and queens, the executive was also the lawgiver and/or judge. … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Women?

[This article first appeared at Nick McDonald’s The Radical Journey, a blog I wrote for occasionally last year before starting my own here.] *** Why Worry About Women? There are two types of women in this world: those I know … Continue reading

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Activist Judges – do they have a place?

These are some brief thoughts on the role of a judge in a civil* society: If we travel back to the days of the philosopher kings and queens, the executive was also the lawgiver and/or judge. (You may recall Solomon’s … Continue reading

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