Post-Election ’12: Welcome to Interesting Times -UPDATED

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Have been too busy to really put down my thoughts about yesterday's election, but I can tell you that I am not at all despairing -- in fact I've been doing Cher-smacks and telling people to "snap out of it" all day -- nor do I feel doomsdayish; rather I feel very grateful to have things clarified for us in such a way.I will write more -- perhaps this evening -- to explain what I mean (so check back) but this morning I participated (humbly, along with Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Sean Cardinal … [Read more...]

If there is no more “good faith”. . .

...then how do we proceed as a nation?That's essentially the question I am posing in my column at First Things:Perhaps projecting their passions on to me, both sides assumed that whatever I was writing about Palin was meant as a political manipulation against them. If I tried to offer balanced criticism, Palin fans accused me of “hating her from the first.” When I—because I detest bullies—defended her from an unconscionable assault by supposedly “liberal” people and the press after the G … [Read more...]

WH to Dolan: We’re not listening but you should!

CARDINAL-DESIGNATE TIMOTHY M. DOLAN

Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York, who is president of the USCCB, brings an update on the HHS Mandate battle and he is being realistic and, it seems to me, trying to tell us all to gird our loins.All links and emphases are mine:The President invited us to “work out the wrinkles,” and we have been taking him seriously. Unfortunately, this seems to be going nowhere: the White House Press Secretary, for instance, informed the nation that the mandates are a fait accompli (and, emb … [Read more...]


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