Christine Flowers, PottstownMercury

Christine Flowers

PottstownMercury

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • PottstownMercury
  • limanews
  • The Reporter
  • Delco Times
Past:
  • The Pantagraph
  • Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • Philly Inquirer
  • The Standard
  • The Times Herald
  • The Miami Herald
  • Houston Chronicle
  • The Jackson Sun
  • Philly.com
  • Sun Sentinel
  • and more…

Recent articles by Christine:

Christine Flowers: Condoleezza Rice and her message of equality

I was watching “The View” the other day because I had a load of wash in the dryer and that’s the program they’d tuned in on the communal television at the Laundromat. I find it necessary to explai… → Read More

Christine Flowers: The imaginary, destructive power of social media

It’s very easy these days to say that social media is toxic. People act in ways they’d never do in real life, because it isn’t real life. → Read More

Christine Flowers: When your ‘neighbors’ turn their backs – thereporteronline

Anyone over the age of 40 knows the story of Kitty Genovese. For those who don’t, it’s easily found on Google (and shame on you for not recognizing her name). Kitty’s death has been a cautionary … → Read More

Christine Flowers: Social media creates, and it destroys

The other day, someone announced her impending death on Twitter. She posted that her most recent CT scan had revealed a terminal pathology, and that she was going into hospice. There were thousan… → Read More

Christine Flowers: We stand on the shoulders of others

I was watching TV the other night, and one of those ubiquitous campaign ads popped up. This time, it was a female candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Co → Read More

Christine Flowers: Feds are trying to redefine the meaning of terrorism

I know what domestic terrorists look like. Timothy McVeigh was a domestic terrorist. He murdered 168 innocent people, including babies at a daycare center. He was motivated by hatred for the U.S.… → Read More

Christine Flowers: Taking pride in an Italian heritage

My Italian heritage is a mammoth part of my identity. You wouldn’t know it from my last name, but I descend from a long line of men and women who have vowels at the end of their own. They painted… → Read More

Christine Flowers: Anti-abortion movement is on the march

I remember when people were poring over photographs of President Trump’s inaugural back in 2017, trying to disprove his theory that it was the larges → Read More

Christine Flowers: We stand on the shoulders of others

I was watching TV the other night, and one of those ubiquitous campaign ads popped up. This time, it was a female candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, discussing all of her accomplishments… → Read More

Christine Flowers: Why the village doesn’t own our kids – The Mercury

When I was in the sixth grade, I was part of what you might call a de facto, do-it-yourself lending library. The entire literary collection consisted of one book: Judy Blume’s “Are You There God,… → Read More

Christine Flowers:

Whenever I write about abortion, I get a lot of pushback from people who disagree.I fully admit that I’m an extremist when it comes to whether a chil → Read More

Christine Flowers: The anti-abortion movement is on the march

Even I, who’ve attended other pro-life rallies and been disappointed at the turnout, was awestruck by the seemingly endless crowds of people massed together in front of the state Capitol. → Read More

Christine Flowers: Why I think feminism is a farce

Whenever I write about abortion, I get a lot of pushback from people who disagree. That’s fine, who wouldn’t enjoy sparring with the kind of person who thinks it’s perfectly okay to terminate a pre… → Read More

Christine Flowers:

I think I finally understand what white privilege looks like.I caught some photos of the Met Gala last week, complete with Whoopi Goldberg dressed in somet → Read More

Christine Flowers: What makes the Gabby Petito case so special?

There are several different layers of tragedy in the Gabby Petito story. I’m fairly certain you know who I’m referring to since her disappearance became national headlines, and very few of us were… → Read More

Christine Flowers: Why we laugh at the bubble of ‘white privilege’

I think I finally understand what white privilege looks like. I caught some photos of the Met Gala last week, complete with Whoopi Goldberg dressed in something that can only be described as a gia… → Read More

Christine Flowers: When America follows its better angels

I recently filled in hosting a local Philadelphia talk show, which gave me the opportunity to interview Lt. Colonel Jonathan P. Meyers, a retired Marine wh → Read More

Christine Flowers: The war on poor white boys

This past week, Sen. Ted Cruz asked Jennifer Sung, President Joe Biden’s nominee to the U.S. Court for the D.C. Circuit, if she truly believed that Justice Brett Kavanaugh was “intellectually and m… → Read More

Christine Flowers: When America follows its better angels

I filled in for local talk show host Chris Stigall this past week. Stigall is an industry star with national recognition, so his show attracts high-profile guests. That was how I was able to int… → Read More

Christine Flowers: Texas is not the new Taliban

As expected, everyone’s apoplectic about the Supreme Court’s decision not to block the Texas abortion law.It’s no secret I have been advo → Read More