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Archive for March 16th, 2013

Mysterious Murder of a Gay, Black Politician

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on March 16th, 2013 11:08 pm by HL

Mysterious Murder of a Gay, Black Politician
Ben Terris, National Journal
“The devil is running rampantly,” pastor Jimmy Glasper thunders. “Seeking who he may devour.”Glasper is telling the New Jerusalem Baptist church that we live in devastating times. The congregants shout affirmations. They have recent proof.Marco McMillian had belonged to the church, and this was the first Sunday service after police found his body in late February. 

Keystone Pipeline Is a No-Brainer
Jonah Goldberg, Los Angeles Times
While many have long seen America as the global bad boy, everybody likes Canada. If Uncle Sam tucks his pack of Marlboros under his T-shirt sleeve and plays by his own rules, the Canadian moose "” or whatever their Uncle Sam equivalent is "” always wears his blue blazer and school tie and does his chores without being asked. Canada is a global citizen, a good neighbor, a northern Puerto Rico with an EU sensibility that earns its gold stars from the United Nations every day.This fact should have relevance below the 49th parallel. Right now, we're all…

Detroit and Our Decadent “Progressives”
Walter Russell Mead, Am Interest
Michigan made it official this week: Detroit can no longer survive without adult supervision. Michigan's governor named Kevyn Orr, a DC bankruptcy lawyer, to handle the city's affairs on an emergency basis as the deep blue city makes a last ditch effort to avoid the biggest municipal bankruptcy in American history. 

New Shepherd, Same Wandering Flock
Mary Eberstadt, Time
On the surface, as the global thumbs-up from excited Christians goes to show, the surprise election of former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. Pope Francis, signals some bold new directions for the Catholic Church. Geographically, the choice moves the center of gravity away from Europe and into the New World. As a matter of public relations, it re-directs attention away from the Ameri-centric and Euro-centric sex scandals (mercifully, many would say).