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Greed ranks third on the seven deadly sins, But only some of the time.  Nancy Folbre opens her revealing column called Sin Cycle with this reminder; In Oliver Stone’s classic film “Wall Street,” a charismatic capitalist named Gordon Gekko proclaims, “Greed is […]

I have always have been struck by the YMCA’s foundational idea – healthy mind, healthy body, healthy spirit.  These three foci were meant to be integrated to provide the underpinning of a potent and moral life.  Mind, body and spirit […]

(Conclusion of “The Primer on Scripture and the Budget for 2009“)   A faithful and true use of religious beliefs to guide policy in our constitutional system of government is very difficult.  Even those with the best intentions will often […]

[Part 5 of “The Primer on Scripture and the Budget for 2009” being released and discussed at www.faithfuldemocrats.com]   Democrats must not get into the business of throwing stones, but neither should we allow Republicans to continue to portray us as […]

The build up to President Obama’s speech was more moving than I expected.  To see the energy in the house chamber as the new cabinet, and the first lady entered provided the reminder I needed that we have a new administration caring […]

We all know that as soon as we start talking about budget and taxes, the Republicans put away their Bibles and turn to Darwinian social and economic theories to support their policy positions.   The problem is that Democrats and progressives […]

Yesterday morning CNBC anchor Rick Santelli exploded in a rant on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange against President Obama’s housing proposal.  He attacked the “losers” who got suckered into bad mortgages, shouted that the proposal rewarded “bad behavior,” […]

President Obama got his stimulus package passed, Now the real work begins. The next months and years will be a new opportunity to prove the effectiveness of government to create jobs, keep people in their homes and make life better […]

I watched President Obama’s Indiana speech and town hall meeting from my hotel room in San Diego. I was watching on MSNBC, with Chris Matthews hosting and Pat Buchanan commenting. Pat (predictably) panned the speech, saying that people in Elkhart […]

(Cross-posted from FaithfulDemocrats)   When examining the morality of a society or government, most people would probably argue that the most important thing to look at is how it acted.  I would argue, however, that it is at least as […]

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