Political Sex, Lies and TMI: Meghan McCain Asks “How Much is Too Much?”


The other night I endured Barbara Walters’ 20/20 interview with Jenny Sanford,  crudely titled, “The Woman Who Didn’t Stand By Her Man.”  (It’s come to my attention that 20/20 has since changed the title to an entirely more acceptable, “Stand By Your Man?”  It’s good to know I wasn’t alone in my ridicule of the [...]

Don’t Run, Sarah! Newsweek Assesses Palin’s Electoral Prospects (Again)


Two parts predictable, one part probable: Newsweek’s Daniel Stone takes a look at Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Nation convention speech and determines her unable to win a national election.  Shock!
However, aside from his own unambiguous sentiment and Newsweek’s penchant for Palin mockery, is he necessarily wrong?

The basis of her speech, as she put it, was [...]

Obama Seeks to Politicize Super Bowl Pre-Show


Of course, there’s the game – THEE game – the Super Bowl. And then there are the commercials, some of the best commercials offered up to television viewers. Now President Obama is getting in on the action.  Is nothing sacred – exempt from the media-saturated messages of the Obama administration?
As if co-opting an important Duke/Georgetown [...]

To Hitchens, with Love: Two Tickets to Paradise, Please! (Just not in North Korea.)


Dearest Christopher,
Thank you so much for forgiving me for my part in our last tiff.  I promise to only call you Christopher from now on.  (Except in private, you naughty cad, you!)
I’m so grateful for your travel recommendations, as well.  You know how I was looking forward to my trip to North Korea (I adore [...]

Christian Capitalism? How Faith Informs Economic Theory


Money is a metaphor; our monetary dealings shed light on aspects of our human condition that, rightly understood, tell us something about how we might relate to God.
- Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
An agnostic friend once asked me how I squared my Christian faith with capitalism; an honest question deserving an honest answer, as Francis [...]

Barack Obama: Sports Commentator, Duke Mojo Killer


It was supposed to be a good game.
The kids were napping as my husband and I ate lunch, enjoying some Newcastle, watching a decent match up of two top ten teams, Duke and Georgetown.  Until…Barack Obama, ubiquity personified, was revealed on the sidelines with his entourage: Joe Biden, David Axelrod, Robert Gibbs, and Reggie Love, [...]

Obama, iPad, Jesus: Who is this King of the News?


The anticipation was palpable…what would he say? What would it do? Is this what we’ve been waiting for?  Experts surmised, pundits pontificated while the population pondered:  whither change?
He spoke…
For some, there was immediate disillusionment.  Others, compelled by loyalty to the “brand,” made excuses for lackluster delivery.  Who could blame them?  When hopes set [...]

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Silly, Bristol! Abstinence Pledges are for Lying, Manipulated Kids.


If anyone would want to spin a new narrative and forget her past, it would be Bristol. Every story about her is marred by the taint of professional ne’er-do-well Levi. Who wouldn’t want to start fresh?
Reasonable, no? Compassionate, even.  Given the patronizing approach Double X took in its scintillating exposé of Bristol Palin’s sexual [...]

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“Hey, Let’s Purify the Party from Party Purification. NOH8, haters!” Says Meghan McCain.


Ms. McCain:  talk to me about how “creepy” ideological purity is when you wipe that dogmatic “NOH8” kiddie paint off your face.  Your intellectual inconsistency is showing and it’s definitely not as cute as that airbrushed pap you’re so proud of.
In her current piece for The Daily Beast, she opines the latest in her [...]

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Brown Wins? Get Out of the Way or Buckle Up, Says White House.


“Buckle up — let’s get some stuff done,” one White House staffer said Obama’s response will be in the event of a Brown victory today in Massachusetts.  Politico reports:
President Barack Obama plans a combative response if, as White House aides fear, Democrats lose Tuesday’s special Senate election in Massachusetts, close advisers say.
“This is not a [...]

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