Category: "liberals"

Radically Religious

November 6th, 2010
Results of the mid-term elections were barely a day old when finally I heard a resounding response to Tea Party rhetoric. No, it didn?t come from President Obama or Harry Reid or Jon Stewart. It certainly didn?t come from Franklin Graham or Glenn… more »

A Life Worth Dying For

September 22nd, 2010
Liberal religion lost one of its most ardent and articulate champions when Forrest Church died September 24, 2009. The Rev. Dr. Church, who ministered more than thirty years at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York, left a legacy that will be… more »

Before We Forget

March 8th, 2010
During the run-up to the 2002 Congressional election, I was traveling in South Georgia. One ad, run repeatedly, caught my attention, because it featured candid shots of New York Congressman Charles Rangel whose wavy silver locks brushed the collar of… more »

The Right Kind of Redneck

July 15th, 2009
Paul Hemphill?s last book was about cancer, the disease that took his life last week, and about the allure of all those Camels he smoked along the way. I?m not sure he finished it, but I?m eager to read his observations. Because Paul always had… more »

A Good and Decent Man

October 28th, 2008
This time next week, the most important presidential election of our lifetimes will be over. As I pack up for one last foray of campaigning in Philadelphia, I find myself unable to articulate any meaningful analysis much less convey my feelings of awe… more »