Whether we think that the biblically based story of our origins is historically and scientifically accurate or not, we certainly have to admit that it is a beautiful story. To take root in deeply religious America, evolution needs to be a better myth.
If the glut of corporate money continues to poison our political system, it is possible that we could elect Newt "Mr. Potter" Gingrich to the presidency. How would someone who seems to know and care so little about poor people govern our country?
Most Americans want to believe that they are middle class, and this notion, which goes along with the myths of American social equality and equal opportunity, makes us feel good. We don't like to discuss issues that threaten our social myths.
There is a policy myth is that churches and charities alone could take care of the problems of poverty -- especially if we slashed taxes. But this really has more to do with libertarian political ideology than good theology.
I decided to ask a few leaders of different faiths, "What is your take on whether or not to spin tall tales to children about the existence of Santa (or the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy and the like)?"
The proposal to combine the SBA with the Commerce Department is just the latest attempt by the government to cover up billions of dollars in abuse while dismantling small business contracting programs.
Why has the misperception that Obama is a Muslim increased over time? As Republicans and independents view Obama more unfavorably, they're likely to be more receptive to negative information about him, including false claims about his religion.