Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The Morning (NY) Sun

Several weeks back I started to receive The New York Sun on my stoop every morning. Now I don't know if this was/is some sort of special prmotion or they possibly have the wrong address, but if its the former its working as I have come to look forward to finding it on my doorstep. In fact, if the cut me off nowI just may have to subsribe. I have really come to admire the tenacity and spunk of the Sun, as well as the clarity of its Op/Ed page.

Here are two prime examples from today:

Episcopalian Swan Song

Bishop Pike, who led the Diocese of San Francisco in the 1960s, is generally regarded as the godfather of the social-activist, fringe left-wing crowd that has come to dominate the leadership of the Episcopal Church today. When he wasn't attempting to communicate with apparitions and dabbling in the occult, Bishop Pike was openly questioning heavy-duty church doctrine such as the virgin birth and the Trinity.

Inside Obama's Rhetoric

Political candidates routinely indulge in exaggeration, pandering, inconsistency, and self-serving obscurity. Mrs. Clinton and Mr. McCain do. The reason for holding Mr. Obama to a higher standard is that it's his standard and also his campaign's central theme. He has run on the vague promise of "change," but on issue after issue — immigration, the economy, global warming — he has offered boilerplate policies that evade the underlying causes of the stalemates.

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