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Chopp is a renowned scholar of progressive religious movements in America, a likely draw for DU, given the political and innovative history of its own theology program at the Iliff School.
Hundreds of students, staffers and alumni are protesting the University of Denver’s decision to honor former President George W. Bush with an award traditionally recognizing recipients for their work on behalf of humanity.
George W Bush has been mostly mum on the death of Osama bin Laden but he talked openly about getting the news from President Obama with hedge fund managers conferencing at the swank Bellagio hotel in Vegas this week. He was eating souffle at Rise Restaurant when the president called. He told Obama that he had "made a good call" on the helicopter mission into Pakistan. He told the Bellagio crowd he was "not overjoyed" at the news, that chasing bin Laden was never about hatred but about justice.
The New York Times and Sunday morning political talk shows are contorting themselves into linguistically-torturous positions in a feeble attempt to avoid using the word "torture" to describe the immoral and criminal techniques employed at Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib and CIA black sites against suspected al Qaeda-linked prisoners. Now, Foreign Policy magazine has produced the euphemism-free "ultimate guide to the Bush Administration's journey to the dark side."