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September 13, 2011
The Five Biggest Problems Facing America
I watched President Obama's speech last week, and I've paid half-attention to the Republican presidential...
September 12, 2011
The Funny Thing about Michele Bachmann and Jonathan
As reported by Eric Black at MinnPost, Michele Bachmann recently used a speech to make...
September 12, 2011
Why I Avoided All 9/11 Coverage Yesterday
I had a media-free weekend. Well, electronic media, at least. I did read the newspaper....
September 08, 2011
Let’s Hear It for Execution!
It's been getting lots of buzz today that last night, in a Republican presidential debate...
September 07, 2011
Will the REAL Francis Schaeffer Please Stand Up?
I didn't grow up reading Francis Schaeffer, as so many of my evangelical friends did....
August 06, 2011
Rick Perry Is Making Me Cynical
Okay, I was already cynical. But Texas Governor Rick Perry's prayer rally, “The Response: A...
July 27, 2011
Does Romney Have a “Mormon Problem”?
Robert P. Jones doesn't necessarily think so, at least not versus Obama: Beyond the religious...
July 26, 2011
NOT an Onion Headline: Help Shoot Up Juarez
Hey kids, have you heard of Ciudad Juárez? It's the city just over the border...
July 25, 2011
Iowa Needs to Get Over Itself
Well, it seems that Michele Bachmann has added another flub to her long list of...
July 22, 2011
Is Jesus Your “Political Hero”?
Echoing W, who famously called Jesus his favorite philosopher, Tim Pawlenty yesterday called Jesus his...
July 20, 2011
Will Rick Run?
My fellow Minnesotans, Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Bachmann, are keenly interested in the question about...
July 07, 2011
Micharah Bachlin and Evolution
At MinnPost, scientist and humanist Shawn Otto writes about the far-reaching consequences of an evolution-denier...
May 13, 2011
An Open Letter to My State Senator and Representative
Dear State Senator Geoff Michel and Representative Pat Mazorol, Your party's move to put to...
March 16, 2011
If Al Franken and Rand Paul Can Be Friends, Why Can't We?
Today's StarTribune has an interesting story on the young and unlikely friendship between Senators Al...
March 03, 2011
"The Pawlenty Is Boring" Meme
I seem to inhabit the territory of presidential also-rans. When I arrived at Dartmouth, I...
December 02, 2010
Something about Abortion
We've had an interesting comment thread going on Monday's post, "Apple Pulls Manhattan Declaration App." ...
October 22, 2010
Dumb, Dumberer, and Unelectable: My Gubernatorial Choices
So, I've pretty much figured out for whom I'm going to vote on Election Day:...
September 27, 2010
Star Wars and Evangelical Revisionist History
An interesting take on evangelical nostalgia for a past that never was, especially important during...
July 01, 2010
Kagan Is Wrong about Umpires
One of my senators, Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), asked Elena Kagan yesterday about, among other things,...
May 07, 2010
My Conversation with a Beaver
So, there's a family of beavers that live in a slough on my family's land...
February 01, 2010
Political Déjà vu
In 1998, I voted for J.G. Janos for Governor of Minnesota, and I was thrilled...
October 25, 2009
The Most Important Cartoon of the Year
By Steve Breen, San Diego Tribune, October 18, 2009
July 22, 2009
What's a Christian to Think about Healthcare Reform?
I'm self-employed. That means that I pay for the health insurance premiums for all five...
June 04, 2009
Quote of the Day
It goes to Andrew Sullivan, who wrote of President Obama's Cairo speech,At its heart, the...
June 04, 2009
This Is Why We Elected Him
I had the good fortune of watching President Obama's speech live from Cairo this morning,...
April 29, 2009
Maybe Phyllis Tickle's Next Book Should Be about Politics
In Phyllis Tickle's latest book, The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why, she...
March 20, 2009
One Day News Boycott
So, I happened to turn the news on in the middle of the night, and...
March 06, 2009
Is There an Evangelical Center?
In the Washington Times, Julia Duin ponders that question in her article, "Evangelicals ponder Dobson's...
March 02, 2009
Sebelius + HHS = Fewer Abortions
This morning, I have signed a last-minute petition supporting the appointment of Kansas Governor, Kathleen...
February 13, 2009
Richard Mouw and Proposition 8
In this week's edition of Newsweek, Richard Mouw, the president of Fuller Theological Seminary, penned...
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