Recently I was invited to speak at a fundraiser organized by Lifespan, a right-to-life group in Michigan. I am not ordinarily a pro-life speaker, having written relatively little on the subject, but I was challenged by the topic that activist Sue Ducharme asked me to reflect on.
Here is the problem. Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the pro-life movement has been laboring mightily to overturn abortion on demand. It has won some small victories: a restriction against partial birth abortion, some parental notification laws, a couple of significant court appointments. (read the rest)
John Kerry, replying to an op-ed Sarah Palin wrote on cap-and-trade, suggests the Alaska governor "check the view from her front porch." What she sees from there, senator, is energy wealth going to waste.
The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska’s governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth’s temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. (read the rest)
I wonder what type of line she was using. I have a hard time believing it only took her 20 minutes to real in.
In her opening address to the Episcopal Church’s recent General Convention, the Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, the church’s presiding bishop, made a special point of denouncing what she labeled "the great Western heresy"—the teaching, in her words, "that we can be saved as individuals, that any of us alone can be in right relationship with God." This "individualist focus," she declared, "is a form of idolatry."
There is good news and bad news here. The good news is that the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop is not afraid to denounce heresy. The bad news is that we evangelicals turn out to be the heretics she is denouncing. (read the rest)
Increasing the role of government during economic turmoil is not a novel concept. Some believe people are hungrier for an extra helping of Washington stew at times like this. And President Obama, along with Democrats in Congress, seem more than willing to serve it up.
But something is missing. Government spending and more borrowing can only provide temporary stimulus. The economy needs a different food to spur growth longer-term. (read the rest)