Environment

At Our Mercy

We have failed utterly to protect our planet and those who share it with us. For Christians, this constitutes a profound break with God.

The Appraisal Czar

When disaster strikes, especially on a massive scale (think oil spills, terrorist attacks, hurricanes), swift relief and just recompense are expected for survivors...

The Inconvenient Truths of 2012

Human nature and politics being what they are, Republicans will underestimate the trouble they're in, and Democrats will be eager to overestimate the strength of...

Four More Years

The cheering supporters at his victory rally may still be hoarse, and his inauguration is three frosty months away. But Barack Obama has already secured the most...

How the Right Wing Lost in 2012

The right wing has lost the election of 2012.The evidence for this is overwhelming, yet it is the year's best-kept secret. Mitt Romney would not be throwing...

The Not-So-Hidden Obama Agenda

Everywhere you turn, President Obama is accused of not offering a clear second-term agenda. It's not surprising that Republicans say it, but you also hear it from...

Obama's Advantage, Romney's Openings

Normally, a president presiding over 8 percent unemployment and a country that sees itself on the wrong track wouldn't stand a chance. But then a candidate with...

Game Over?

When Republicans in Congress finally passed a bill extending the payroll tax cut in December, they booby-trapped it with an unrelated provision. The bill required...

Regeneration

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is home to 70 million West Africans. One of the countries richest in natural resources, it is also one of the least...

Jeopardy

In the weeks since Japan’s massive earthquake and tsunami, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has spewed contamination and displaced thousands. It has also...

Hot Air

California is usually regarded as the country’s leader when it comes to environmental policy. Yet with the potential passage of two propositions on the November...

A National Election, Like It or Not

Let us contemplate the joys of being in the political opposition when unemployment in your state tops 10 percent. Kevin DeWine, the affable chairman of the...
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Humane Society?

July 7, 2010 | 0 comments