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Posts from ‘February, 2010’

A Christian Perspective on Financial Reform

I usually agree with Jim Wallis, though I often wish that he would go further in his critique of the current order. But, as he says in the following article, he is a conservative Christian (and I am not). As a nation, is it too much to hope that we may be approaching a new […]


I recently had occasion to painfully recall the line, “Especially, do not feign affection”, from the well-known poem Desiderata, which was very popular in the late 1960s and which achieved even more popularity when the talk-show host, Les Crane, recorded it in 1971. I couldn’t find a video of it that I liked enough to […]

Leonard Cohen’s Anthem

Leonard Cohen’s famous song, Anthem, has the oft-quoted line, “There is a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” We would all benefit if we took his words to heart.

Casino Jack and the United States of Money

For your enlightenment, Ellen Goodman interviews Alex Gibney, director of the movie, Casino Jack and the United States of Money at the headquarters of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah:

The Hip Bone is Connected to the Leg Bone

It appears to this cantankerous contrarian that the American people might just be starting to wake up, courtesy of the five radicals on the Supreme Court who ruled that corporations can spend freely on political campaigns because corporations have First Amendment rights. That got people’s attention, alright, across the political spectrum. This isn’t a right-wing […]