What “Scandal’s” Olivia Pope Could Learn from Joan of Arcadia

Despite its popularity, I’ve never been tempted to watch an episode of “Scandal” because the show sounds too dark and cynical for my tastes. But I do read about the show. It’s hard not to because it garners so much press coverage and adulation. That’s been especially true recently because last week’s episode ended with [Read More…]

Peggy Noonan on Pop Culture, Polarization, & Why Young Journalists Should Emulate Tim Russert

This is part 2 of my interview with Peggy Noonan. To read part 1, click here. One of the recurring themes in Peggy Noonan’s book “The Time of Our Lives” is what she calls “old America,” the America in which she was raised with a sense of safety and hope for the future. During our [Read More…]

Stephen Colbert Invites Bill Maher Back to the Catholic Church

(Photo via CBS) From last night: [Read more…]

Chris Christie: I’m Pro-Life for the 16-Year-Old Girl Addicted to Heroin, Too

While campaigning at a tavern in New Hampshire recently, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took part in a town hall event in conjunction with the Huffington Post series “’16 and President.” Christie’s comments about the way we approach drug addiction in the United States went viral and, after watching it myself, I can see why. [Read More…]


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