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Entries by James Heffernan from 01/2012

Let's Start Smiting the Right With Fighting Words

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Now that Christmas is behind us and the next major election is less than ten months off, 'tis the season to be fighting. And President Obama himself has just scored the first punch of the new year.

Could Stephen Colbert Be the Next Pope?

| Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion

You may say that Stephen is not even a priest, let alone a cardinal, a prince of the church. But as a staunch defender of Roman Catholic conservative values, Stephen IS a prince of the church.

So Religious Liberty Now Means the Freedom to Endanger Women's Health

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Religion

Let's get something straight: religious liberty is not absolute. Under our system of justice, there is no such thing as an absolute right to anything.