Christianity in America is being hijacked. The faith known for Jesus Christ's teaching of "love thy neighbor as yourself" is in danger of being redefined by the far right as: "Hate the gays, Mormons and Muslims."
Given all their country and people have been through, between political upheavals, human rights abuses, hurricanes, abject poverty and last week's earthquake, "If Haitians were constantly questioning their faith, they would all be atheists."
Televangelist Pat Robertson wasn't blaming Haiti's catastrophic earthquake on "God's wrath," but was talking about a "widely discussed" legend that a Satanic pact aided its founding slave revolt, a spokesman said.
Dr. Rajiv Shah President Obama announced Wednesday that Shah, the 36-year-old administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, will be in charge of the overall U.S. relief effort in Haiti. "The goal of the relief effort in the first 72 hours will be very focused on saving lives," Shah said.
The National Right to Life Committee, a key anti-abortion group, endorsed Fred Thompson for president Tuesday, saying the former senator was the best candidate to beat Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani.
The Rev. Jerry Falwell is dead at 73. Ron Godwin, executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, said Falwell had "a history of heart challenges" and was found unresponsive Tuesday at the university.
We live in interesting times, we do, we do. We can read in our daily newspapers that our government is about to launch a three-day propaganda blitz to convince us all that its secret program to spy on us is something we really want and need. "A campaign of high-profile national security events," reports The New York Times, follows "Karl Rove's blistering speech to national Republicans" about what a swell political issue this is for their party.
Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has called for the United States to assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, calling him "a terrific danger" bent on exporting Communism and Islamic extremism across the Americas.
Bush administration officials Tuesday dismissed Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson's call for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as the remarks of a private citizen, but Venezuela accused Robertson of promoting terrorism.
Federal Judge Joan Lefkow, whose husband and mother were killed by a man police believe appeared in her courtroom, asked a Senate committee on Wednesday to fund home security for judges and to repudiate slurs against the judiciary that could incite violence.
Meet John Kerry, regular guy. Just a baseball watchin', beer drinkin', geese huntin', gun totin', stem cell research supportin' guy. That's who we'll see today in Ohio, the jackpot battleground of regular guys.
There is a long-standing Hollywood fantasy about how to succeed in American politics. From Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Bulworth, the story is the same: the hero is liberated when he breaks free from political convention and starts speaking from the heart. In the old days, Mr. Smith fought political bosses. Nowadays the bosses are political consultants. Senator Bulworth?in Warren Beatty's 1998 film?is liberated after deciding to commit suicide while watching his re-election ads.
Finley Peter Dunne, the Irish-American satirist, created at the turn of the last century "Mr. Dooley," who was a bachelor, a saloon-keeper and an eagle-eyed observer of politics and the human condition.