So says a recent article. Duh.
But the Man Bites Dog aspect of this story is that it is a liberal who is admitting it, and he has powerful examples. His essay is ostensibly about politics, but it is really about culture: a culture of virtue and family which entertains itself with stories that preach the breaking of homes and the glory of sin. That culture finds itself more and more in the embrace of broken homes and sin, and less what it was. (more…)
I reluctantly support the Romney-Ryan campaign because they are tentatively, hesitantly, squeamishly, addressing America’s short-term economic and budget problems. Neither they nor anyone else is addressing America’s long-term problem, which is demographic and familial.
The New York Times has an article up on Mitt Romney’s campaign style when out meeting voters. I couldn’t see anything odd about it. Maybe because the kinds of questions he asks are exactly the kind of thing I ask and am asked whenever I meet new people at church. What are your family connections to the folks with you? What are your genealogical roots? (more…)