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Archives for June 12, 2012


An Open Letter to the Vatican

Dear Bishops and Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church, Look. I love a lot of the work you guys have done over the years. You’ve elected some amazing popes recently, from John XXIII to John Paul II. Your ecumenical and nonviolence work has been the equivalent of a quantum leap forward for the world. And


What to Say in 15 Minutes About Citizens United

[Cross-posted to In Medias Res] In two days time, I’ll be speaking at an event organized by We the People of Kansas, titled “Is Democracy for Sale?” It’s an officially non-partisan event–though, given its pretty thoroughly progressive liberal character, I’ve no doubt that movement conservatives will be thin on the ground. Still, I hope the