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Entries by William Fisher from 09/2008

Palin: What Should Worry Us Most

| Posted 09.02.2008 | Politics

During the run-up to the election that made Sarah Palin the governor of Alaska, the right-wing pro-life group Eagle Forum sent a detailed questionnair...

McCain: Mushy Maverick?

| Posted 09.04.2008 | Politics

Cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of prisoners is an issue about which John McCain cares deeply. He should: As we all know, that's exactly wh...

Sarah's Boykin Moment

| Posted 09.08.2008 | Politics

There's an issue surfacing that's far more serious than the sale of Alaska's jet -- it's far more serious because it goes to the very heart of Governor Palin's approach to governance. The issue is God.

Lipstick on the Constitution?

| Posted 09.11.2008 | Politics

After almost eight years of George W. Bush's secret government, "of the people, by the people, and for the people" has become a joke. Not a joke like...

Palin: The Best We Can Hope For

| Posted 09.17.2008 | Politics

Political junkies follow poll numbers. So we know that there is more than a remote chance that John McCain might indeed become our next president. Whi...

How About a Different Kind of Rescue Plan?

| Posted 09.22.2008 | Politics

I know, I know. I'm supposed to be writing about Hank Paulson's "rescue" plan, or the wisdom of sending more troops to Afghanistan, or the first presi...

Finally, A Good News Story, Sort Of

| Posted 09.25.2008 | Politics

A woman who was denied asylum in the U.S. despite her fears that she would suffer additional female genital mutilation if she was deported to her nati...

Goodbye, Mr. Brooks.

| Posted 09.29.2008 | Media

David Brooks of The New York Times has always been my favorite conservative commentator. Our worldviews are often different and the same sets of fac...