“The best option is abstinence, the teen said, but added that she didn’t think that was “realistic.”  Bristol Palin dropped this bombshell in an interview with Fox News about teenage pregnancy.  I agree with her. Sexual abstinence as a teenage is the best option, especially if the end goal is avoiding pregnancy.  But abstinence also…

Our friends over at Faith in Public Life compiled this detailed list of 15 of the members of President Obama’s Faith Based Advisory Council.   The representation break down goes like this:  3 represent secular organizations 1 religious lobbyist  4 women 1 out gay man 0 environmentalists 1 Jew 1 Muslim   13 Christians  Supposedly the council will…

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 for the average American. The crisis that confronts us will require all of America’s moral…

As it happens, I am a huge and consistent supporter of President Barack Obama and his agenda.  I’ve spent a lot of time explaining and defending his approach to “bipartisanship,” which doesn’t have many friends, left or right, these days.  And moreover, I was originally attracted to him as a presidential candidate in no small part because of…

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Michael Lerner

Rabbi Michael Lerner was a student and disciple of Abraham Joshua Heschel when Lerner studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He earned a ph.d in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley and a second ph.d in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute. He subsequently formed the Institute for Labor and Mental Health where he did research on the psychodynamics of American politics, and discovered the immense hunger for "meaning and transcendent purpose for life and work" that became the hallmark of what he calls "a poltiics of meaning." Lerner founded and is Editor of Tikkun Magazine and Chair of The Network of Spriitual Progressives.

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