The archbishop of Canterbury is going to resign next year. At least that’s the story making the rounds of newspapers in London, and the interesting part is not that the 61-year-old Rowan Williams should be willing to give up another decade in the job. Or even, if the Telegraph is right, that the clergy and his fellow bishops are working to push him out.Read more
On Sunday, the Episcopal Church’s National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will host “A Call to Compassion” to commemorate 9/11. President Obama will attend and speak at the concluding “Concert for Hope.” Patti LaBelle will sing. CNN’s Anderson Cooper will host. After the recent earthquake and the collapse of a crane, the cathedral has gone “on the road” and relocated its 9/11 events to a nearby synagogue and the Kennedy Center. Controversy has surrounded the cathedral’s choice of spiritual representatives.Read more
Dave Weigel: "Why Tea Party candidates won't win any elections next year: because mainstream Republicans now spout the same ideas."
First Read: "Primary calendar chaos?"Read more
Peter Beinart has a doozy of a column up over at the Daily Beast, rather breathlessly titled, "Why Norway Could Happen Here." Since I suspect that Beinart managed to repeat every left-wing myth about the violent tendencies of Christians and conservatives, let's take a look at the key paragraph:Read more
From the New York Times article announcing that Jill Abramson is replacing Bill Keller as the paper's executive editor:
"In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion,” she said. “If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth."Read more
Brings new meaning to "Rainbow Coalition."
Roger Simon says Obama didn't give a serious fiscal speech so much as try and shore up his Democratic base.Read more
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