In this morning's Washington Post, E.J. Dionne makes the conservative case for raising the minimum wage. The money quote, all puns intended, comes from a Republican in California, Ron Unz, who ran for governor of that state and is a Silicon Valley millionaire:
Professor Robbie George has again donned his culture warrior armor and pronounced himself satisfied with the decision to fire a Montana Catholic school teacher who got pregnant out of wedlock or, perhaps, he is intending to defend the decision to fire a gay administrator from a Catholic school when that man got married to his partner.
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.