When Should a Scandal-Plagued Politician Just Go Away?

This week, I’m wrangling with honor, shame, and the idea of “second chances” in light of the (most recent) Weiner scandal: [Read more...]

No Kissing Before Marriage?

According to FoxNews, Showtime has a new documentary called “Virgin Tales” showing an evangelical subculture that doesn’t believe in kissing before marriage: [Read more...]

‘Carlos Danger’ and the High Cost of Cheap Grace

 

Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. [Read more...]

Men and Women are the Same — Except when Women are Better

A recent New York Times article makes a fascinating claim: the females make males more generous, brothers who have sisters are more sympathetic, and corporate execs who have baby girls are less tight-fisted than execs who have bouncing baby boys. [Read more...]

“Newsroom”: Like Watching the Inner Lives of People who Hate Me

I sat down with my laptop, a cup of coffee, and a little trepidation for Newsroom, HBO’s drama about Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels), an anchorman who apparently — in the first season — decided to save network news by telling the truth and covering only “important” stories. [Read more...]


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