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City on a Hill

Shining City on a Hill

Mike Lux | Posted 06.30.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Why is Paul Ryan, who is on the short list for Romney's VP candidate, so eager to erase his (very recent) past obsession with Ayn Rand, whom so many other right wingers adore as well?

Where Are Our Christian Values In The Debt Ceiling Drama?

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 09.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

At this moment, politicians, most of them Christians, are telling us that we no longer have the money to care for all Americans, including the least among us.

Today In History: John Winthrop

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Winthrop, the first governor of Massachusetts, used the metaphor City on a Hill." He advised the colonists to be a model community, as the whole world was watching them. Even when they showered. Especially when they showered.

Obama's Rhetorical Inspirations: Presidents, Poets, and Hobbits

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

Here are the ten sources behind the most memorable lines of Obama's address.

The GOP Regulatory Debacle Was Presaged All Along

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen C. Rose

I am doing a serial examination of the crisis in terms of Republican complicity, the coming congressional races and the need for an Obama landslide.