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Democrats’ New Deal is not so new

Clinton and Obama will have to provide an up-to-date vision, says Harriet Baber

First, there were the old-style, New Deal Democrats. They promoted social programmes and obtained street repairs, building permits, and city jobs for their working-class constituents.

  Then there were the Democrats of 1968 — young, idealistic, and rich. They were preoccupied with the peace movement, and despised the dirty politics of old-style Democrats. They demonstrated at the 1968 Democratic Convention, split the Democratic Party, and swung the election to ...

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Regardless of the amount given, are there fewer people donating to your church than in previous years?

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Smug and weird — no wonder it’s a turn-off

Congregations need to welcome newcomers with a sensitivity to their questions and doubts, says Christopher Whitby  Read More

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH