Daily Fragments: Einstein, Purple iPhone Haze and Hate Speech

Daily Fragments for 10/08/2012: Quotation How to Win Against Hate Speech  “…the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression, it is more speech.” Every Day With Jesus – “Let’s come straight out and say it.  Every day with Jesus is not sweeter than the day before.  Let’s forget that nonsense about the victorious Christian [Read More…]

Daily Fragments: Bill Clinton, Black Jesus, and Spiders on Mars

Daily fragments for October 4, 2012: Quotations JOHN C. GOODMAN: “If we just allowed low-income people to obtain health care in the same way we allow them to obtain food, we would make health care immediately accessible to millions of people.” – John C. Goodman. BUBBA: “If you live in a shame-based society where you [Read More…]

Is “I Don’t Know” Political Suicide?

At a meal recently with two men who were older and much wiser than myself, the prevailing theme of the conversation was what you might call “acquired ignorance.”  There’s so much we don’t know — and the further along we get in life, the less we’re willing to say that we know for certain. There [Read More…]

Five Observations from Romney’s Convention Speech

A hearty congratulations to everyone involved in the Romney campaign for the smashing success of the convention finale, and an equally hearty congratulations to all of those outside the campaign — like my friends at Evangelicals for Mitt — who believed that this was the man for our time.  They persevered through much, soldiered on, [Read More…]

Romney at the RNC: From the Audacity of Hype to the Tenacity of Hope

Everyone is asking what Governor Romney should say when he addresses the Republican National Convention tonight in Tampa.  It’s going to be an important moment in which Romney can cut past the clutter and the cacophony of the election season and speak directly to the American electorate.  It’s especially important for the challenger, who has [Read More…]