Public Droption Dropped, the Blue Dog Battle, one Weiner of an Argument, Iranian Nukes, Obamanauts, Obama Goes Brazilian, the Amazing Disappearing Cargo Ship, and the Perils of Worldview

1.  Interesting spin coming out of the White House and Congressional leadership about the deterioration of the health care reform effort.  Suddenly, they announce (or see the NYTimes article here), they’re no longer going to try to include the Republican party in their solution.  This is absurd, but it’s excellent rhetoric.  The Dems have made [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 18: Lobbyist Daschle, Sanford's Kool-Aid, Flying Amino Acids, and the Recklessness of John Edwards

1.  I quite enjoyed this article on how “Your Baby May be Smarter Than You Think.”  Those of you without babies–or with clearly stupid babies–may not enjoy it as much. 2.  “Income Inequality is at an All-Time High,” reports a recent study.  If you read the Morning Reports regularly, you’ll know (or at least guess) [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 14: Jesus for Universal Health Care? District 9. Fairness Doctrine Redux. Sarah Palin keeps hitting. Pro-life America. And the cutest reporter of them all.

1.  MSNBC’s Ed Schultz suggests that Jesus would want universal health care.  I’ve received messages to much the same effect from Jim Wallis and Sojourners.  Jesus, to be sure, would want for his followers (and all people) to respond compassionately to the needs of the sick and the poor.  But it’s a long way from [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 3: Christians Killed in Pakistan, Perinatal Hospice, Single-Payer, and the Michael Jackson and Sarah Palin Dramas Continue

NOTE: The Morning Reports have been growing too long, in my estimation, so I will offer the links with fewer comments. This will not only make the Morning Reports more manageable to read, but will leave me with more time for other blog entries. So, without further ado: 1.  We have some great articles up [Read More...]

Morning Report, July 31: Charity, Circumcision, Half-Brained Babies, and Virgins

[If you're looking for the Harry Potter essay, scroll down, or go here.] 1.  This essay on First Things crafts a clear and helpful distinction between charity and tolerance.  This is a part of what Kierkegaard gets at when he says that the Christian concept of love is quite different, and sometimes even diametrically opposed, [Read More...]


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