The Fall of the House of Graham

Billy Graham is passing slowly into shadows. His legacy is following close behind. We know him as the “Evangelical Pope” and “Pastor to Presidents.” For the last half of the twentieth century, he was, without argument, the leading religious figure in America. If you went to one of his rallies, they were simple but powerful. […]

Frontline Documentary: The Choice 2012

I know liberals will think they didn’t make this hard enough on Romney. Conservatives don’t trust anything on PBS other than “Antiques Roadshow.”  But I found Frontline’s “The Choice 2012” to be truly “fair and balanced.”  Like most Frontline documentaries, it was very well done, and they got interviews with key insiders. I learned a lot about both Obama […]

Prominent Republicans Reject VP Overtures

CNN International has an interesting piece on the number of republicans publicly distancing themselves from a Romney ticket.   This strikes me as particularly interesting given that Romney is in a dead-heat with Obama right now in most of the national polls.  The Republicans certainly feel that this election can be won, yet many of […]

Mitt Romney as Al Gore: Embracing His Inner Robot

The comparisons between Al Gore and Mitt Romney are obvious — both are rich, stuffy, smart, privileged, very white men.  They both make Wonder bread seem like a spicy food.   This, however, may not be a bad thing — there has to be a reason that Wonder bread is the number one selling bread in America.  This excellent article in […]