What would Jesus do about the profound inequality of opportunity that both the pope and our president have identified as the most pressing moral crisis of our time? It is a timely question to ponder when many of us honor the purported moment of Christ's birth with a last-minute burst of shopping.
The new Christmas will overshadow the oh-so-sappy Valentine's Day and the all-too-awkward "Presidents Day." (Blend two birthdays and then shut down the mail? Is that any way to honor our most heroic leaders?)
I found out about Nelson Mandela's passing when I turned on "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" Thursday night. The whole program was appropriately de...
Fox News curmudgeon Bill O'Reilly is reported to have acknowledged that Mandela was a "great man," but at the same time dismissed him because "he was a communist." I think O'Reilly, as usual, had it wrong
The government shutdown made it clear that Palinism is alive and well, if not the dominant philosophy in the Republican Party. Republicans want to fight for "something," even if they can't say what it is.
There are new revelations in the evolving Rand Paul plagiarism scandal! As it turns out, not only has the senator repeatedly lifted material verbatim from newspaper columns, magazines, books and even Wikipedia -- now he's trying to steal the plot of Les Miserables.
I read her his quotes. She agreed that Pitt's remarks were measured and respectful of the troops. Was he worried about being branded a traitor -- as Elton had warned? Or did he fear that, by Hollywood standards, he hadn't been hard enough on Bush?
People who don't test well defend themselves by saying they're "street smart." I'm not sure what that means. If they take the SAT exam in the middle of the street, I suspect their score would still be pretty low.
MSNBC celebrates host Chris Matthews' latest book, "Tip and the Gipper."
There is a major barrier blocking legislators from Tallahassee to Washington, D.C. from doing their job.
If Mr. Watters had understood anything about other cultures, other than his own little world in the U.S., he might, have realized how insulting and inappropriate his questions were. But then that is the point for Fox News.
There is solid theology behind O'Reilly's claim that he was directed by the Holy Spirit to write his book. One can disagree with or challenge this claim, and we should have honest and vigorous debates about contentious issues such as religion and politics. But these debates must be done in order to understand, not to win, and never to ridicule.
Let's not forget that when Jesus spoke, he was speaking with a political voice that eventually led to his unjust death and ultimate resurrection. That we miss Jesus' sharply political teachings says more about us than him.
In one particular footnote, the authors announce that it was the liberal (yes, they used that word) Sadducees who were wealthy and aligned with Rome. Unfortunately, liberal is not a word many would assign to the Jewish sect only using the Torah and denying the progressive theology of the Pharisees.
It's all becoming clear now. House Republicans are just really big fans of Douglas Adams -- that's been their plan all along.