Morning Report, August 17: Spiritual Snake Oil, Public Droption, Bushitler=Obamahitler, Mystery MD, Professor Summers, John Edwards' love child, and the amazing dancing Speaker of the House

1.  As mentioned in yesterday’s “Sunday Funnies,” the New York Times presented an article yesterday on “prosperity gospel” folks such as Kenneth Copeland and how they’ve continued to flourish in the midst of the recession.  In my role as the manager of the Evangelical Portal for Patheos, I try not to make any group that [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 7th: Angry Mobs, Jokers, Union Thugs, the Hopeless, A Huge Fannie, Taxpayer-Funded Abortions, Justice Sotomayor, and Cash for SUVs

1.  Health care reform town halls turn ugly.  I find myself conflicted.  I am very much in support of the beautiful chaos of democracy, whether or not the protesters are voicing my own views–and it certainly is true that politicians seems increasingly distanced from the constituencies they represent, increasingly unaware that they are the ones [Read More...]


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