Category Archives: Politics

Feeding the poor? Let’s see your permit.

How hard can it get to feed the poor? Pretty hard.

Bobby and Amanda Herring spent more than a year providing food to homeless people in downtown Houston every day. They fed them, left behind no trash and doled out warm meals peacefully without a single crime being committed, Bobby Herring said.
That ended two weeks ago when the city shut down their “Feed a Friend” effort for lack of a permit. And city officials say the couple most likely will not be able to obtain one.

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Things are getting desperate

Whenever I turn on the TV or radio, the news is right in my face: there’s obvious danger, desperate people are crying for help, trapped in wreckage that has collapsed after decades of corruption and shoddy work; outsiders are trying to rescue them, appealing for money, but it may be too late to save Martha Coakley.

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A rare and odd contribution

I gave twenty-five bucks to Scott Brown’s senatorial campaign yesterday. I rarely donate to political campaigns, since we usually blow our money on extravagances such as food and chidren’s clothing (can’t they stop growing, at least for a year or so?) I’m quite sure I’ve never given money to a candidate who wasn’t completely pro-life. I don’t think I’ve ever donated to an out-of-state campaign, either.
But this seems important. Brown might be ostensibly “pro-choice,” but on life issues that are likely to come up in

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The preacher feature

It took me a while to figure out why the fracas about minister Jeremiah Wright undermines Mr. Obama so thoroughly. It cuts to the most fundamental claims about the senator’s character. Obama presents himself as a candidate who invites us to bridge ethnic, economic, and partisan divisions, and a man of great integrity who insists that his fellow campaigners adhere to high standards of conduct and demeanor.
However, he was willing to spend twenty years under the spiritual tutelage of a racist who espouses insane theories, in

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Co-opted

Eric Ewanco tells me he got a message from the Family Research Council, and it’s leaving me a bit unsatisfied as it does him. The message discusses the Federal gummint’s “economic stimulus” bill just enacted in DC, and goes on to opine that it won’t help the economy as much as a permanent tax decrease.

While the rebates may provide some instant reprieve, they will do little to bring about the long-term resilience that permanent tax relief policy would.

It’s an interesting point, and I

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What? Who?

On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak
Eric Johnson
John Schultz


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