I saw this on Twitter just now and damned near fell off my chair it was so funny.
For background, someone recently was able to penetrate White House security and cross the fence. 121 more words
A Failed Peace Mission
James Gilmore, age 42 at the time, was a Massachusetts writer and journalist. James Jaquess, age 44, came from Indiana and was a Methodist minister, educator and Union officer who believed that he could “covert” President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy to peaceably ending the war. 2,533 more words
James Skillen thinks that most Christians have an impoverished view of politics, regarding it as a necessary evil in a fallen world. Skillen wants them to think of it as something inherently good, an essential part of the social order like families and churches. 1,382 more words
The author and activist Naomi Klein is out with a new book on climate change: This Changes Everything. She argues that our man-made environmental crisis can serve as a transformative moment, an opportunity for a mass social movement to demand a more humane economy. 354 more words
The former governor of Virginia, who was convicted earlier this month of public corruption, worked up the deluded courage to ask a judge to acquit him or be granted a new trial. 209 more words