- Doubts about credulity.
- That Ponzi scheme.
- Frontier Flight 623.
- Celebrating a serious artistic achievement.
- Tolerance or love?
- The day everything really changed.
A New York Times editorial, on a topic I’ve visited repeatedly in the past few days, adds nothing except a nice rhetorical touch: “voters should have serious doubts about a man who seems to have none.”
The Wall Street Journal faults both Romney and Perry for not helping Social Security reform, though in Perry’s case the problem is “hot” rhetoric that may turn off voters more than the substance he’s trying to communicate.
On Frontier Flight 623, two passengers were observed “spending an extraordinarily long time in the lavatory,” causing F-16s to scramble and other anti-terrorist reactions.
Two passengers in one tiny jet aircraft bathroom? I can think of a lot likelier activities than bomb-making. Whatever became of the “sacred precincts of the marital bathroom”?
I am a middle-aged professor of political philosophy with a decidedly traditionalist scholarly disposition, and I have a confession to make. I am convinced that the music of Bruce Springsteen represents a serious artistic achievement.
Gregory Butler at Front Porch Republic. I’m more a Bruce Cockburn fan, but since I’m not all that familiar with Springsteen, I can’t argue with Butler. The point to me is that even in a barbaric age, some people will “get it” and make art about it.
How do I tolerate thee? Let me count the ways.
I tolerate thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, …
I tolerate thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but tolerate thee better after death.
Mary Theroux, at The Beacon, reminds us of the Christian call to something more demanding than tolerance.
Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick, a thoughtful young Priest currently in Emmaus, PA, published his unusually topical homily from yesterday, reminding his parish of the day everything really changed, and of a war that’s gone on longer than our presence in Afghanistan.
I’m not quite sure how that connected to either the Gospel or Epistle reading appointed for yesterday, which is why I call the homily “unusually topical.”
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