Tag Archives: Politics

Newsflash: Santorum out of touch with Catholic Theology

  Does it make it better or worse that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum—who seems to want to impose his own religious view on the rest of us (or at least on women)—is actually is out of touch with some … Continue reading

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Bru Ha Ha: Cornel West, Obama, feminism, Wall Street, etc.

  As you may have noticed, African-American superstar academic Cornel West has been in some public hot water for a recent web interview in which he made some, well, not very nice comments about president Obama. West, who writes on … Continue reading

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On Japan’s nuclear troubles: Nuclear Power and Methadone

On Japan’s nuclear troubles: Nuclear Power and methadone  There is no doubt that nuclear power has some real advantages over coal and oil. In the short run it probably has fewer toxic emissions (mercury from coal fired plants is a … Continue reading

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NPR, Tea parties, and getting real: Appreciating the Good and Finding the Truth

NPR, Tea parties, and getting real: Appreciating the Good and Finding the Truth   Dear reader—as you look this over keep in mind that politically I’m so far to the left I fall off the planet every once in a while. … Continue reading

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Two Lessons from Wisconsin

Two Lessons from Wisconsin As a long time leftist it’s all too easy to take the usual lessons from the current struggle in Wisconsin over the governor’s attempt to break the collective bargaining rights of the public unions. This is, … Continue reading

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Guess what? Democracy is a spiritual practice….

Guess what? Democracy is a spiritual practice…. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? After all, isn’t democracy about voting, political parties, equal rights, and the Supreme Court? Isn’t modern democracy a purely secular thing, from which religion has been (properly) banished? And … Continue reading

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Egypt—Got Hope? Three thoughts

Egypt—Got Hope? Three thoughts  What we’re seeing is inspiring: throngs of more or less peaceful demonstrators—at least more or less peaceful until government agents start throwing bombs and shooting—asking…demanding…a voice in their own lives, an end to tyranny. This is … Continue reading

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