Reliving the Funniest Moments of the Campaign – Surely it’s not too soon to laugh at this whole thing?

CNN made a pretty good highlight/low-light reel from the election that serves as an effective Friday Funny. Somebody needs to put together a reel from just Joe Biden alone, but until then, enjoy this: [Read more…]

4 Things Liberals Can Learn From Conservatives

Facebook was a bloodbath yesterday. An early update read, “Friends… if you are an Obama supporter go ahead and delete me from your friends list. You are DEAD to me!!!” … the first sign that the post-election climate would be rough. One of my favorite blogs read “Mourning in America,” lamenting the coming ruination of [Read More…]

Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times: Reflections on Faith and the Changing of the Seasons

If there’s one book that you must read this fall – especially during the holidays – it’s a brand new book out by my friend Katie Savage called Whirlybirds and Ordinary Times: Reflections on Faith and the Changing of the Seasons. Whirlybirds, Katie’s first book, just released this week on Howard Books (a division of [Read More…]

Justin Welby to Replace Rowan Williams as Archbishop of Canterbury

From the Daily Mail in the U.K: Former oil boss who opposes same sex marriage emerges as favourite to become next Archbishop of Canterbury. Sources at Westminster say that the Right Reverend Justin Welby will be announced as successor to Dr Rowan Williams in the next 48 hours. The choice comes after months of tortured deliberations and [Read More…]

Nicholas Cage In Talks To Revive the “Left Behind” Series

This just in from It’s all been leading to this. And I don’t just mean the long-ago dreams of Georges Méliès to transform fantasy into cinematic vision. I speak, of course, of everything the authors of the Book of Revelation were talking about. World, Nicolas Cage is set to do a remake of “Left Behind.” What [Read More…]

3 Suggestions on How to Be Good To One Another in the Wake of a Bitter Election

Taking a look at my Facebook and Twitter feed this morning has triggered the pastoral response in me. So many people are overjoyed. So many people are in obvious pain. I feel like the smart thing to do before I get to the “horse-race” and political analysis stuff that I love so much (I really [Read More…]

President Obama’s Victory Speech Full Transcript – Election Night 2012

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much. (Sustained cheers, applause.) Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has [Read More…]

Election Predictions: Election Day 2012 – What’s Going to Happen?

Nate Silver at 538 Blog says that Obama has 91.6% probability of an electoral win and Romney: has an 8.4 percent probability of an electoral win. gives the edge to Obama 326/212. What’s most interesting about 538 Blog and Votamatic is that they are the only poll aggregators who factor in economic indicators as [Read More…]

2012 Election Predictions 24 Hours Out – 3 Ways To Know Your Side is Going to Lose

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Monday Morning Confessional

I confess that I am struggling to keep a healthy balance right now. I think the two things that keep me most off balance are time spent at work and time spent reading up on politics, polling, and pundits so that I have something intelligent to say on this blog. I confess that one important [Read More…]