Category Archives: politics

7 Quick Takes, volume 12 (debate edition)

— 1 — Between a senate debate on Monday and a presidential debate on Wednesday, I was glued to the tv this week. I’ll be in my home state this weekend, and a sad, pathetic part of me hopes I … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, Volume 10

— 1 — Summer ends now, now, barbarous in beauty… It’s getting to be just about time for a depressed post about how the weather affects my mood, but I just can’t summon the energy to write it. Symptom # … Continue reading

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Why I pay taxes gladly

“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the … Continue reading

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Honorary girl

Let me preface this all with a ****deeeeeep sigh****. I have often wondered if I could summon the same irritation with a member of the party I normally support that I conjure when someone with whom I politically disagree says … Continue reading

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Guns are weird in the State of Connecticut

When I was in sixth grade, our DARE officer let us pass a bullet around. I don’t remember exactly what prompted this, but my guess is that we were being typical sixth graders and someone harangued him until he showed … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes, volume 2

— 1 — My heart breaks, of course, to hear of the shooting in Colorado. This certainly deserves more than a “quick take”, but I’m not sure I have it in me to suss out the complex emotional response I … Continue reading

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Positive Politics

I have a big fat stupid girl-crush on Elizabeth Warren. I liked her even before she fired her opening salvo (now famous on YouTube) in the race for US Senator from Massachusetts about how we’re all in this together and … Continue reading

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4 tips for journalists covering VatiLeaks (and for those of us reading the coverage)

I’m not an expert on journalism or on the Vatican, but allow me a few tips to writers new to the Vatican beat, based on some of the off-base religion reporting I’ve seen in the past. 1. Don’t overestimate the … Continue reading

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Thy Will Be Done: Utopia, St Joseph, and the Occupy protests

I should start by saying I’m not a communist. For someone with an apartment, car, expensive education and closet full of blue dresses, that seems like a peculiar place to start. You’d think it would go without saying. (Undoubtedly the … Continue reading

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Loving the Church: My response to Andrew Sullivan

One of the significant downsides to “doing” theology professionally is having to follow religion news. I am expected to know about anything in modern culture that even remotely has to do with religion. That is why I had to swallow … Continue reading

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