msnbc.com video: Biden on religion, abortion

msnbc.com video: Biden on religion, abortion: (Via MSNBC.com.) Good answer. I wonder if the bishop would deny leadership to those pro-death penalty Republicans? The Church teaches against that too. I have no love for that hypocrisy.

Top G.O.P. Pundits Fault Palin Selection – The Caucus Blog – NYTimes.com

Top G.O.P. Pundits Fault Palin Selection – The Caucus Blog – NYTimes.com: “‘The most qualified? No. I think they went for the — excuse me — political (expletive) about narratives. … Every time the Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and that’s not what they’re good at, they blow it.’” (Via The …

That Old Time Capitalism

I began reading John C. Bogle‘s The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism tonight. So far, it’s an interesting read.

Powell Has Praise for Obama

Powell Has Praise for Obama – New York Times: “‘I thought that Senator Obama handled the issue well,’ Mr. Powell told ABC’s ‘Good Morning America.’ ‘He didn’t abandon the minister that brought him closer to his faith, but at the same time he deplored the kinds of statements that the Reverend Wright had made.’” (Via …

Rigging Justice

Cheney, others OK’d harsh interrogations – Yahoo! News: “Bush administration officials from Vice President Dick Cheney on down signed off on using harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists after asking the Justice Department to endorse their legality, The Associated Press has learned. The officials also took care to insulate President Bush from a series of …

King was a Genius

King was a flawed and human man, but a genius of love by living and speaking it in public. Just looking a few quotes, reminds one of that. What a terrible loss we suffered on April 4, 1968.

Faith based Politics

Today, I learned an important lesson: faith is a great ally and great threat in politics. When discussing a recent article on the Internet titled, “How to Disagree,” with some friends, I took the opportunity to correct past mistakes at being ineffective, intemperate, or just plain disagreeable when discussing contentious topics. I decided to revisit …

Michelle Singletary – Debt Addicts Get A Dose of Reality

Michelle Singletary – Debt Addicts Get A Dose of Reality – washingtonpost.com: “But many of the individuals who are overloaded with debt need to take responsibility for their bad choices, too. Take credit card debt, for example. Certainly there has been a tremendous push — for decades — by financial institutions to get people to …

Colmes makes a Wright

Colmes speaks to a mixed-race couple about Rev. Wright and the media smear of Obama.

When I Became a Man

I was recently told old saw: “When you are young and not a Democrat, you have no heart. When you are old and not a Republican, you have no brain.” The implication being that being a liberal or progressive is good-hearted naivete and that as one grows older, and supposedly in wisdom, one must understand certain realities. It’s like Paul telling us that when he became a man he put away childish things.