9 Vital Points About The Public Relevance of Political Candidates' Religious Beliefs

Last week, Bill Keller had a good piece in the New York Times in which he discussed the importance of “asking tougher questions about faith” to the presidential candidates and then offered to each of the current¬†Republican candidates for president a set of specific questions, tailored uniquely to each candidate, about their faiths and their [Read More...]

Gore Vidal On America, Obama, Homosexuality, and Timothy McVeigh

Johann Hari has an interview with Gore Vidal, in which Vidal expresses some wild opinions. First Hari’s rundown of Vidal’s one of a kind biography: At 83, he has lived through one third of the lifespan of the United States. If anyone incarnates the American century that has ended, it is him. He was America’s [Read More...]

Vatican Snubs Kennedy Over Inconsistent Fielty

One can understand cool feelings and justifiably harsh moral judgments of Ted Kennedy over his behaior at Chappiquiddick. ¬† But the Roman Catholic Church apparently takes more offense at his political independence of itself.¬† The pope has yet to issue any statement in the wake of Kennedy’s death and when Obama hand delivered a letter [Read More...]


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