One of the gravest dangers of the Budget Control Act passed yesterday is that it could provide Americans with a false sense of security. Washington has finally taken action. The crisis has passed. The sky is brightening, the trees are parting before us and — we’re out of the woods. Right? Alas, but no. Not [Read More…]
[Note: See Update Below] I did not wake up this morning expecting to be impressed by the clever political maneuvering of John Boehner. If I correctly interpret the events of the past few days, however, then count me impressed. I suspect that Boehner might have cornered Democrats, so they will have to make major concessions [Read More…]
I don’t agree with all of her recommendations — I think she shows a little too much fondness for regulation, for instance — but I agree with Sheila Bair on one of the primary causes of our current financial turmoil and the inability of the political class to address it: what she calls “short-termism.” She [Read More…]
Morning Report, August 28: Family Missions, the Gospel in Space, Insurance for Aliens, Mindless Fandom, Stupid Senators, More on KennedyCare, and the Rise of the "Afterbirthers"
One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news: 1. An excellent new website directs families to ministry opportunities locally and internationally. Families looking to spend purposive time together will find great resources, and organizations in need of volunteers will find families eager to serve. I am interested in creating a similar resource for individuals at Patheos, [Read More…]
Morning Report, August 26th: The Last Lion, the Christian Mafia, the Living Lockerbie Bomber, and the Lost Work Ethic
One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news. 1. Senator Edward Kennedy passed away last night from brain cancer. The senior Senator from Massachusetts was regarded by friends and foes alike as one of the kindest and hardest working Senators in the Senate. President Obama released a statement saying: “An important chapter in our history has [Read More…]