Recent Articles by David Blankenhorn
Published: Thursday, January 28, 2016 6:00 pm MST
Few of the old political rules seem to apply. What seemed wildly improbable only yesterday is normal today. What’s going on?
Published: Thursday, December 24, 2015 6:00 pm MST
I’m not a very good Christian, but I wish I was a better one, and toward that end I’ve been studying the life of A.J. Muste.
Published: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:00 pm MST
Pope Francis is an example to others about how to ignore the cultural wars going on all around us.
David Blankenhorn: Here in America, in order to form a more perfect Union, we encourage and need everyone to participate
Published: Thursday, November 26, 2015 6:00 pm MST
Sometimes I don’t vote. It’s nothing I’m proud of. Would a law requiring me to vote, or else pay a small fine, make me a better citizen and help bring us together as a nation? I think the answ...
Published: Thursday, November 12, 2015 5:00 pm MST
The 1 percent versus the 99 percent? The federal government versus the rest of us? As best I can tell, the country’s true main division is between the 30 percent who are thriving and the rest who are fall...
Published: Thursday, October 22, 2015 5:42 pm MDT
Our growing societal diversity probably contributes to polarization. But more diversity in some of our key social groupings will likely contribute to smarter thinking and less polarization.
Published: Sunday, October 11, 2015 11:10 pm MDT
A blindness is disabling our politics and impairing our society. It’s making us angrier with one another and putting us collectively more and more in the dark, where we can’t see each other clearly....
Published: Thursday, September 24, 2015 6:18 pm MDT
By adroitly probing a genuine fear of vaccinations, Trump is getting the attention he wants but he is also making it more likely that some of our children will contract preventable diseases that can kill them.
Published: Tuesday, September 8, 2015 6:08 pm MDT
In a society based on the rule of law, we can’t give public officials a church-stamped permission slip to break it with impunity, and we certainly must never accept that what they're breaking is not, acco...
Published: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 8:21 pm MDT
A common view is that Jimmy Carter was a failure as president. I have a different story. I’ve always admired Carter. I cast my first vote for president for him in 1976, when I was 21, and no vote I’...