Category Archives: Weekend Update

Weekend Update 11-03-2012

This election is indeed about Medicaid and the lives of millions of people. If you’re even going to pretend to be “pro-life” you can’t ignore it. And count my oldest daughter among those who might even be alive today because of Medicaid. She had pneumonia as an infant and it was because we were covered […]

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Weekend Update 10-27-2012

Spent the week at ARIN XXX. Didn’t do much bloggy sort of reading. A few tidbits. I loved the Foundation Trilogy. (And the Robot novels. And End of Eternity. And so on and so on.) So it’s no surprise I enjoyed Krugman’s foreword to a new printing of it. Think of the 45 million Americans […]

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Weekend Update 10-20-2012

I was struck by one thing about Krugman’s post on reasons his perspective on an issue might change over time — that he had to write it at all. Just in the normal course of life, our views, perspectives, and understandings evolve and change over time in response to experience. In fact, if it didn’t, […]

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Weekend Update 10-13-2012

My older son was born on Saturday, October 13th, 1984 during the end of the Texas-OU game. (It was a tie that year.) I remember this clearly because the anesthesiologists were playing tag team bringing in updates on the score. Such is the way of things in Texas. This year the 13th again falls on […]

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Weekend Update 10-06-2012

Brad Delong on the Ryan tape (which hasn’t received nearly as much attention). No real surprises. We all knew that about the man and it falls perfectly in line with the Romney video. Basically the GOP wants to continue to rip apart pretty much everything that built us into a strong and prosperous country in […]

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Weekend Update 09-29-2012

How the Scriptures become Scripture. Yep. The Apostles did not leave behind a clear canon of texts. They left a Church into which they had poured their lives. And it was that Church which preserved and eventually canonized their surviving writings. I hope Robert Reich is right, but I’m not certain. I think there’s a […]

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Weekend Update 09-22-2012

Deification (theosis) is also self-emptying (kenosis) for there is no other kind of life revealed to us in Christ. The fullness of life in Christ is found in His emptiness. Fr. Stephen again. Also be sure to read his post, Hiding and the Hidden God. The secret video of remarks by Romney at a fundraiser […]

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Weekend Update 09-15-2012

Once again, the facts fail to support GOP ideology. This time it’s their predilection to blame the poor for being poor that’s not supported by any evidence. Not that I believe facts or evidence will make any more difference here than they have anywhere else. Sigh. So it sounds like at least some Republicans (Rand […]

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Weekend Update 09-08-2012

DecodeDC. It’s a project by ex-NPR reporter Andrea Seabrook drawing on her years of frustration trying to cover politics in Washington. Rosie Ruiz Republicans. Again, I can’t really think of anything to add. The Luck of the Draw. “Spirituality consists in how you deal with what you’ve been dealt.” People who learn something of my […]

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Weekend Update 09-01-2012

The Romney Lying Machine. Nothing surprising. And it’s hardly just Romney. The entire GOP lies. Constantly. Blatantly. Egregiously. And they mostly get away with it. The days of newspeak are upon us. Saving Serious Ryan. Since most people won’t read the report and, as far as I can tell, apparently can’t handle basic mathematics, gaming […]

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