Sunday, April 02, 2006

Sunday Article Round-Up

Because MoLak-Jedi mentioned he liked this and I've got time on my hands today, here is this week's Sunday Article Round-up.

Really there is only one thing that matters this week: It is Opening Day for baseball!


I am a Christian too offers his thoughts on Christ and Immigration.

A Roman Catholic Cardinal joins the fight for undocumented workers' rights.

If you have been following the debate over at Dignan's place, you can catch r.johnson's response to Kumar.

The next President of the United States Bill Richardson offers a third Way on immigration.

On this side of the Pond, the Independent educated us that Amnesty on illegal immigrants is 'worth £6bn to UK'.

In the only MUST CLICK link in this week's post, go see the real implications of proposed immigration bill editorial cartoon.


McCain "straight talk" out of both sides of his mouth. I hope he isn't the 2008 Republican nominee. There is no one I disrespect more. Look up cynical politician in the dictionary and you'll get his picture.

Dems fundraising Continues to Impress. 2006 is going to be a good year for Dems.

The President as 'Average Joe' to help his poll numbers. Does this bother anyone else? I don't want an 'Average Joe' in the Oval Office. I want the best man, the smartest, most astute, most aware person in the world there. I don't want an 'Average Joe' and I don't want George Bush.

Bill Richardson: A plan for American energy independence. Just so you know what the 2009 legislative agenda will contain.

Internet Injects Sweeping Change Into U.S. Politics. Duh!

Current Events:

Darfur violence 'as bad as ever' Why is NATO doing something? We should be bombing someone!

Brazil, India and South Africa are working to set up a free trade area while the U.S. cites China, others for unfair trade barriers.

Down Under, Australia to block gay unions, but you can portray the Prime Minister as a fornicating bitch.

Wedge issues aren't just a US speciality. The flailing Berlusconi stirs up abortion row to help for the April 9th election. Here's to hoping he loses.

Secretary of State Rice looking forward to Guantanamo closure. Aren't we all? How about a plan to do so?

According to General Clark: U.S. needs new plan on terror war.

YIPPEE!!!!. MakePovertyHistory works! Check this out. Zambia uses G8 debt cancellation to make health care free for the poor

In an extremely interesting interview, Rick Steves speaks with Bernard-Henri Levy about his newest book. Levy travelled around the US for 9 months and documented his travels. He emerges a bigger fan of America and does an excellent job of comparing and contrasting France and the States. Go to Program 45: Bernard-Henri Levy, author of American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville. and listen. It is about 45 minutes, so make sure you have the time.

The best Muslim blog I know confronts the question: Is democracy only a western concept? and they decide not at all.

The Boston Globe highlights some Muslim scholars in US push for change.

The BBC covers another important question: What Islam says on religious freedom.


Just for fun, here are the Top 15 skylines. Hong Kong wins.

Following on with the Old Man's post from earlier this week, we learn that the International Baccalaureate is too international for some in the Pittsburgh area.

SBC representative Richard Land defends the Iraq War. I find his defense to be a solid secular defense. Can anyone find the Gospel in his defense?

In the "our youth minister is better than your youth minister" category, Page 132 can declare with a high degree of certainty that Hefe has never been arrested for his dodgeball antics. Unlike this guy-Youth minister smites dodgeball opponent

Chelsea unveil major USA link-up with the LA Galaxy.

Too busy to read or pray? British Jesuits are offering Pray as You Go, Via Web Downloads.

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