Can liberals love PBS's "Downton Abbey"? The short answer is: Of course. The long answer, also yes, is provided by Morning's Minion at Vox Nova.
After hearing from the likes of Pat Buchanan and Sen. David Vitter, Raymond Arroyo finally featured someone who supports comprehensive immigration reform on his program, Cardinal Sean O'Malley.
This day always puts me in mind of my favorite Dorothy Parker poem:
Oh, Life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea,
And love is a thing that can never go wrong,
And I am Marie of Roumania.
Enjoy the day.
In the movie, “The Family That Preys,” the always wonderful Kathy Bates turns to her daughter-in-law who is lamenting her husband’s affair. Bates, who shines best, I think, when playing the part of a strong southern woman, looks at her pitiable daughter-in-law and tells her to toughen up and brighten up. “You hold all the cards,” Bates instructs her. “You are a wronged wife with no pre-nup.”
David Nather, at Politico, announced that "Obamacare finally clears the tower," citing the news that 3.3 million people have signed up for private insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. I have one thing to say to these 3.3 million people - you'd better vote come November.
Who knew that Martin Marty was such a fan of the pipe organ? This short commentary tells us about more than his love for the King of Instruments. Ot speaks to the diverse ways we humans encounter the divine.
If I were a conservative, which I am not, I would read several times Peter Berkowitz’s recent essay at RealClearPolitics, and the article upon which his essay is based by Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner published at National Affairs. Berkowitz has long distinguished himself as among the most thoughtful commentators on the right, not least because of his willingness to be self-cri
Over at the USCCB media blog, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz discusses what he learned on his recent CRS trip to the Philippines.
The nights follow the days, and Congress has still not been able to extend long-term unemployment benefits for those who lost them on December 28. NETWORK issued this press release about the failure to act on this urgent measure. All Catholic members of Congress should ask themselves - how does the lack of unemployment benefits promote an economy of inclusion, rather than exclusion, that Pope Francis has spoken about so forcefully?
The Danish director Gabriel Axel died on February 9. He won an Oscar for "Babette's Feast," which is probably the best movie ever. In the event, that movie was on TV this past Saturday and I caught the last forty-five minutes. There is nothing I have ever seen on the screen, big or small, that warms the heart as does that movie.