Archive for June, 2006

Unity 08 Guest Blog Post

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging

I’ve written a post over there about what our founders might think of our current political system. Take a look. Tweet

June 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

Flag Desecration Up 33%

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, Legislation

Alarming stats. Maybe the politicians are right. More from the Wash Post. ;-) Tweet

June 27th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Gay Christian Marriage: Now? Or Never?

By amba | Related entries in Blogging, Ideas, Religion, Sexuality

If you are interested in any way in the issue of gay marriage — or, if you are interested in the possibility of civil discourse between people who adamantly disagree — you’ll want to follow the intense discussion that begins here today and will continue over the next several days. Tweet

June 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

The Two “Religious Lefts”

By Dennis Sanders | Related entries in Religion

Jim Wallis. Photo courtesy Sojourners. Even though I’ve been involved in mainline American Protestantism for about 15 years and now, and I’m an ordained pastor of one of those mainline Protestant denominations, my roots are grounded in the traditional Black Church and Evangelicalism. In many ways, I classify myself as a “Liberal Evangelical” a mixture […]

June 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Now, Did Anyone See This Storm Coming?

By Denise Best | Related entries in Hurricane Katrina, In The News

Is anyone surprised? Amid cries that boiled down to “throw aid ($$) at it,” Congress did what the media and public response demanded and the result is catastrophic waste Among the many superlatives associated with Hurricane Katrina can now be added this one: it produced one of the most extraordinary displays of scams, schemes and […]

June 27th, 2006 | Permalink| 10 Comments »


By Cicero | Related entries in War

Palestinians, in threatening Israel with WMDs, are signing their own death warrant.

June 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Increasing Intrusiveness …

By Denise Best | Related entries in In The News, Social Programs, The World

Could this happen here? Government surveillance of all children, including information on whether they eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, will be condemned tomorrow as a Big Brother system. Changes being introduced since Victoria Climbié’s death from abuse include a £224 million database tracking all 12 million children in England and Wales […]

June 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 10 Comments »

NY Times Editor Answers The Critics…

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Media, The War On Terrorism

A must read… I don’t always have time to answer my mail as fully as etiquette demands, but our story about the government’s surveillance of international banking records has generated some questions and concerns that I take very seriously. As the editor responsible for the difficult decision to publish that story, I’d like to offer […]

June 26th, 2006 | Permalink| 14 Comments »

The Right Shall Rise Again?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Elections, General Politics

So supposes Newsweek… Me, I have my doubts, especially since we’re talking about the merging of talk radio and the blogosphere. Honestly, big deal. Sure, Hugh Hewitt has a big audience, but can his side of the partisan milieu affect true change? More… Like Daily Kos, the revamped Townhall will focus on motivating and activating […]

June 26th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »

Israel’s Greatest Threat?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in The War On Terrorism, The World

Just read… The Aksa Martyrs Brigades announced on Sunday that its members have succeeded in manufacturing chemical and biological weapons. In a leaflet distributed in the Gaza Strip, the group, which belongs to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah Party, said the weapons were the result of a three-year effort. According to the statement, the […]

June 25th, 2006 | Permalink| No Comments »