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Sunday Afternoon: Mormon President

In his book God is Not Great, atheist Christopher Hitchens made a strong case that we need to be asking candidates about their religious beliefs. Romney, says Hitchens, needs to be asked in clear direct language why he was LDS … Continue reading

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Beowulf

I read the first few pages of Beowulf (translated by Seamus Heaney), and found this quote: Behaviour that’s admired is the path to power among people everywhere. I want that to be true, but it’s not. Admirable behavior is a … Continue reading

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Why No Protection of the Right of Conscience?

This morning, the Senate Finance Committee voted down an amendment, proposed by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), that aims to protect the right of conscience of health care workers when it comes to abortion. It was defeated, almost along party lines … Continue reading

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[review] Scarborough's Last Best Hope

The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise By Joe Scarborough; Read by Joe Scarborough Unabridged, Random House Audio The presidential campaign last year caught my interest in a big way. I know it had that effect on a … Continue reading

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Don't Know Anything About Economics

Not that any of us need more angst, but check out this quote from George Will’s latest column: “Whatever else historians will say about Washington’s response to today’s crisis, they are not apt to say the government did too little. … Continue reading

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Watching it Work

No matter who you supported yesterday, there ought to be a certain measure of pride as we watched this country work. You’d think (from all the demonization of President Bush you’d think he was straight from hell) that the Republicans … Continue reading

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