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The Party of Pink
Originally Posted: 08/06/2014 - 10:07am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. America should be like a box of crayons, but with fewer colors. WHEN MARK TWAIN supposedly said ...

A License to Pray
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 10:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. "Please report to Window #12. And bring your Bible." THE RECENT Supreme Court ruling ...

They've Got Your Number...
Originally Posted: 06/11/2014 - 9:36am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. And they're using it for themselves. I’VE BEEN SPENDING a lot of time with my credit card ...

Exporting Democracy...
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. ...although maybe we should have kept a little for ourselves. FOR MORE THAN two centuries, the ...

One Hump or Two?
Originally Posted: 05/11/2014 - 10:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Another test of biblical authority by unscrupulous scientists. RESEARCHERS from Tel Aviv Univer ...

A Bridge Too Far? Not Likely.
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 9:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's only New Jersey. So fugetaboutit. SINCE THE 2014 election could be the most decisive ...

Adapt or Die
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Okay, so maybe not actually die. Just change. And quickly. THIS YEAR IS shaping up to be one of ...

Donating My Body to Science
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. No animals were tested in the study. Just me. AS A TEST subject in an ongoing medical study, I ...

Getting Real for the New Year
Originally Posted: 12/31/2013 - 6:05pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Don't make promises you can't keep. THIS IS OUR first issue of the new year, and with ...

Not So Merry Christmas
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 10:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry, kids, but Santa has some bad news. DESPITE THE heart-felt and hand-written requests from ...

NASA's Earthbound Solutions
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 9:13am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Domestic space flight is an idea whose time has come. WITH THE HEAT of mid-year finally over—ju ...

Be nice. They're listening (and taking notes).
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. If you have something to hide, hide it better. SINCE WE NOW know the federal government has bee ...

Love One Another (some restrictions apply)
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 10:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Sorry. Disasters aren't budgeted this year. NOTHING MOVES ME more than a heartfelt tweet. ...

"Only Fools Rush In ..."
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Elvis impersonators make lousy terrorists. WITH SO MANY of our sacred institutions collapsing f ...

To Have and to Hold (and to Serve Six)
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 10:05am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. When wedding bells ring, don't forget the jello. JUNE IS A special month, particularly for ...

Lost and Found in Translation
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 9:17am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Who said it was a good idea to mimic the human brain? MICROSOFT WORD is one of those computer p ...

The Real Reason Americans Love Guns
Originally Posted: 03/18/2013 - 9:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I felt the same way. When I was 9. THE DAY BEFORE President Obama's second inauguration (c ...

Living with Big Pharma
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. You should expect some side effects. AS WE MOVE along in 2013, more initiatives will be coming ...

Whistling 'Dixie' Off the Fiscal Cliff
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 10:51am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Let the healing begin (maybe next week). SO HOW WAS your fall off the fiscal cliff? Did you dro ...

Note to Stink Bugs: Die!
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 12:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What's next, frogs and locusts? I DON'T WANT to keep harping about this climate chang ...

'Honey, We Are Home'
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 11:03am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Get used to the idea of a married Jesus. BELATED CONGRATULATIONS to Jesus Christ after recent r ...

People of Earth...
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 11:56am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Is it global warming or an alien invasion? THE SKIES LOOK different to me these days. The soft ...

An Author's Cry for Help
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 11:54am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Please Vatican, censor me. I deserve it. AS AN AUTHOR whose book sales have, shall we say, peak ...

Plunging into the Political Fray. Or Not.
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Remind me again what lawyers do. I forget. THE TAR SANDS in Alberta, Canada, have been in the n ...

Born to Pedal...
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Like Jesus, I'm saving a lot of money on gas. THE FIRST BUG was a surprise, glancing off m ...

New, Improved Terrorists!
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 9:11am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Even al Qaeda can use rebranding. EVERYONE CAN USE a fresh start from time to time. When Enco a ...

Like Father, Like Sun...
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Becoming a dictator is a great way to get out of homework. BELATED CONGRATULATIONS to North Kor ...

2-for-1 Bomb Sale! Supplies Unlimited!
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 11:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. In fact, my knowledge of Brazil is limited to that tall Jesus statue overlooking a city, and the fact people can be naked o ...

There's Something in the Water...
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:06pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Who knew hideous sea creatures had their own club? AS A GENERAL rule, it’s a bad idea to skip c ...

Learning from Our Mistakes (...kidding)
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 12:58pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. My new approach this year is not to promise better behavior or new experiences, but to simply look back at the mistakes of ...

Do Superheroes Get the Flu?
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 4:49pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. At first, I thought I had the flu because I didn't get a flu shot this year and naturally had to be punished by the me ...

Chicken Run
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:33pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Tarantulas are not insects. They're arachnids. Really big ones. After four trips to Hondur ...

But We Don't Look a Day Over 38
Originally Posted: 11/04/2011 - 4:48pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Fortunately, 40 is the new 34, or in my case, 38. With THIS ISSUE we turn 40, as our cover note ...

Does the Emphysema Come in Menthol?
Originally Posted: 09/12/2011 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Starting in 2013, every pack of cigarettes sold in the U.S. will include graphic images portraying the physical effects of ...

'Now that I've found you ...'
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:08pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. So now we know why over the past few years our Internet service would sometimes slow to a crawl: Osama bin Laden was tying u ...

Judgment Day 2.0
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Eventually, a Rapture prediction will come true, right? Whew! That was close. Looks like May ...

We're Number 33 (We Rock!)
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:11pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Speaking of my granddaughter, I was changing her diaper the other day, and in the contents I'm pretty sure I saw ... ...

What? Already?
Originally Posted: 07/27/2011 - 6:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our nation expects bold and innovative leadership. (Kidding.) At the media's insistence, we ...

Interview with the Prince of Darkness
Originally Posted: 08/13/2012 - 11:50am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As the United States prepares for its inevitable takeover by special interests, Sojourners recently sat down with the godfa ...

Grandfathers Are Our Future
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 9:41am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's official: WikiLeaks says she's the cutest. As the nation's leaders have warn ...

Groping for Answers at the Airport
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:13pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As one would predict, many humor writers are taking cheap shots at the new pat-down rules at airports. But at Sojourners we& ...

A Giant Flushing Sound...
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:22pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Not to brag, but my new toilet was rated Best Flush for 2010. Not to brag, but my new toilet was ...

Nothing to See Here...
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 3:14pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Having successfully survived a mid-life crisis -- mainly by living past mid-life -- I felt it was finally time to sell my H ...

Cover Your Ears, Thomas Jefferson...
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 7:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. After more than 200 years of constitutional democracy, it may be time to try something completely different. ...

Election Year Blues.
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:23pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Politicians can't help it when they lie. It has come to our attention that Americans are co ...

Who You Calling 'Alien'?!
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Humans are like ants, only less productive. As the 2010 mid-term election nears, Americans are p ...

First Among Equals
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I never look forward to my trips to Dallas, a red-state city short on political tolerance but long on congenial in-laws, who ...

This is Frank Luntz. No it's Not.
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Frank Luntz sees things differently than the rest of us. Frank Luntz sees things differently tha ...

Inventor. Handyman. Genius.
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As summer approaches, I look forward to the day, sometime in late July, when all the snow will finally be gone from Washingt ...

Supreme Court Earns Free Air Miles
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. 'Opening the floodgates' for Happy Meals The recent Supreme Court decision expanding c ...