Monthly Archives: June 2010

Unhinged politics

Side-by-side at the Washington Post, Michael Gerson and Ruth Marcus present a strong contrast today, and there’s no doubt in my mind which outlook would be better for the country. Marcus starts off decrying a “Tea Party” candidate’s campaign video … Continue reading

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George Will’s Questions for Kagan

Why would nobody have the cajones to ask the questions George Will suggested Sunday and Monday? Personal favorites (get a grip, Tipsy; not too many now!): If Congress decides that interstate commerce is substantially affected by the costs of obesity, … Continue reading

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Mitch Daniels vulnerable on corruption?

The Advance Indiana blog (see blogroll, right) has some obsessions, and those obsessions seem to involve the corner-cutting, corporatism and downright corruption of the Republicans in power in Indianapolis — both state and local government. That would be no surprise … Continue reading

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Long wars and democracy

“Long wars are antithetical to democracy.” So opens a Washington Post op-ed column by Andrew J. Bacevich. “Events of the past week — notably the Rolling Stone profile that led to Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal’s dismissal — hint at the … Continue reading

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“Do not grumble against Heaven because it does not fulfill all your hopes. Grumble against yourselves, because you do not know how to hope. Heaven does not fulfill hopes, but hope.” Prayer XXXIII, Prayers by the Lake, St. Nikolai Velimirovich

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Catholic or Sectarian?

Father Gregory Jensen thinks as he drives, apparently. “Sectarian or Catholic? Thoughts From Another Long Drive” is a recent result. (His use of the adjective “Catholic” definitely is not limited to “Roman Catholic.”) [A] sectarian approach limits itself to what … Continue reading

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Haikuly Yours IV

Writer’s Almanac Had permission to reprint I don’t have. So here: Dharma When I Look at the Old Car Directions It’s Sweet to Be Remembered The Ghost of Walter Benjamin Walks at Midnight And then a few from places other … Continue reading

Posted in Literature, Sweetness'n'Light

Finding goodness

Hear the voice of those who in all honesty feel bound to choose the cold outside your house. … You are goodness and I find you in people who do not confess you. Dom Helder Camara in Dom Helder Camara: … Continue reading

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Reason’s God

Father Stephen, blogging today on reason generally and philosophical proofs of God particularly: The God of the philosophers is not the same as the God revealed to us in the God/Man, Jesus Christ. As I often say to those who … Continue reading

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Red family, blue family: a prequel

I discovered that the “red family, blue family” meme (which I’ve blogged on here and here) is not brand new. Indeed, it was anticipated, in those exact terms, in February 2005 by Doug Mulder, who wrote quite a thought-provoking article … Continue reading

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