We Really ARE the Ones We've Been Waiting For, Barack

Because my wife and I gave rather freely in the 2008 election cycle, we are apparently on every shared-donor list in existence, at least the ones that are to the left of, say, the average tea-party fundraising list. Today, there was yet another one, from "OFA" - which, I note, is no longer "Organizing For America," and has gone back to being what it initially was: "Obama For America." Here's the...

The Arc Of The Moral Universe

Martin Luther King, Jr. often used to quite Unitarian Universalist minister Theodore Parker, who was the first to famously remark that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." I don't want to speak out of turn for as great a man as Dr. King, but I think he would be smiling today at this (heck, he probably IS smiling, somewhere, at this piece from the Austin-American...

Ouch. Just Ouch.

Jack Cafferty is a center-right political commentator, but, at 65, he's got a pretty heavy dollop of the "does not suffer fools gladly" quality about him, and here, he absolutely uncorks on not only Sarah Palin (via her train wreck of an interview with Katie Couric), but also, by implication, on John McCain, the man who chose her having only met her once: He's not the only one, either. Cafferty's...

THIS is what a President sounds like

If you didn't watch it live, or haven't already seen it, I'll warn you, it's not a quick 90 seconds. But it is the kind of speech we haven't heard a President - or anyone else, for that matter - make in at least eight years, probably a lot longer. Obama had to be cognizant of standing in the shadow of both JFK's famous "I Am A Donut" speech (LOL), and Reagan's speech from the Brandenburg gate,...