Did I miss it? A true American tragedy has happened. A young, unarmed teen has been shot dead, and the shooter has not been arrested. The parents are anguished, the nation, black, white, and brown, is outraged, and I haven’t heard the GOP presidential candidates, with the exception of Newt Gingrich, say a word about… Read More Where are the GOP Candidates?
This morning I heard a news report on “The Today Show” about the surging poll numbers of GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. He is apparently appealing to Republican voters who like his socially Conservative views, and is ahead of last month’s front-runner, Mitt Romney, even in Romney’s home state of Michigan. But I don’t write… Read More Whose Phony Theology?
OK. I am confused. What is a “real” Conservative? And when did the word “Liberal” become a virtual cuss word for those who are on the Right? I was perplexed when Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said last week that he was “severely Conservative.” I didn’t know what it meant; I am glad that David Frum,… Read More What Is a Conservative?
I was always taught that what’s in one’s heart is what comes out of one’s mouth. Actually, there’s a scripture that says the same: “For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks” is how the Gospel of Luke puts it (Luke 6:45). In my house growing up, my mother would remind us… Read More Mitt Romney, You Meant What You Said
I heard this morning that what Conservatives most want is someone who is “mean,” someone who can beat the president in this fall’s general elections. That’s why issues about Newt Gingrich‘s marriages and his alleged desire for an open marriage, just wasn’t an issue in the South Carolina primary. There is a “national conversation” that… Read More “Meanness” an Attribute for GOP