There was a petty war of words last week over a very serious contest of ideas. The trivialities can be laid once more at the feet of President Barack Obama's opponents, who never miss an opportunity to degrade him. First among his detractors was former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Young Voices: If our faith is to have any significance, it must leave space for people coming with viewpoints, experiences and questions across the ideological spectrum.
It's not often that Gospel parables get discussed on the op-ed page of The New York Times, but columnist David Brooks has a smart analysis of the Prodigal Son and how it should be applied to the nation today.