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...]

The Economic Calculus of the Health Care Reform Fight

Verum Serum, which has been driving some of the conversation on health care reform with its videos, has some interesting information on who is funding and organizing support for health care reform.  To summarize (see more here), a variety of liberal interest groups are cooperating to pay people $4000-$6000 to canvass and agitate in favor [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 5th: Gunmen, Abortions, the Dear Leader, the "elected leader," Cash for Clunkers, and More on Health Care

1.  More Evidence of the Fall, Item #11: a man walks into a fitness center, turns off the lights and sets his gun to blazing.  The cowardly shooter (since shooters like this often seek fame in death, I will not mention his name) went straight to an aerobics class and opened fire with multiple handguns.  [Read More...]

Morning Report, Weekend Edition: Is Cash for Clunkers Clunked? Are Obama's Numbers Tanking? Is Our Health Care Free? Does McCain Regret Palin?

1.  Cash for Clunkers, probably the best plank in the economic recovery platform (one conservatives have favored from the start), is dissolving into chaos because far more people than anticipated have taken the government up on the deal.  Senator Schumer is recommending more funds for the program.  He’s right.  The Chinese had a program where [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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