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Obama’s ‘bad Samaritan’ budget

President Obama is including cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his new budget , due to be sent to … Continued

Our leaders in Washington must protect the needy among us

AP The U.S. Capitol in Washington is seen at dawn on Dec. 12, 2012. Our leaders in Washington and the … Continued

The $588 million I (thankfully) didn’t win

I played the New York lottery for the first time last week. My $2 ticket didn’t win the $588 million … Continued

Scrooges on Capitol Hill: Republicans hold middle-class tax cuts hostage

AP James Dresch of MND Partners Inc. works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. … Continued

After divisive election, voters support balanced approach to budget crisis

The hotly contested and divisive 2012 election, which saw more negative advertising than any presidential electoral contest in American history, … Continued

Newsflash: Campaign faith workers think religion doesn’t belong in politics

AP President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney talk at the end of the … Continued

Tax Fairness Is a Family Value – and a Civic Virtue

BLOOMBERG U.S. Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service 1040 Individual Income Tax forms for the 2010 tax year. Consider … Continued

Liberal Christian leaders blast GOP tax bill

WASHINGTON — A coalition of liberal Christian leaders blasted a GOP budget plan that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for … Continued

Good news for the rich: New GOP budget vs. Jesus of Nazareth

Jesus announces his ministry as “Good News for the Poor” (Luke 4:18). House Republicans have released their budget and one … Continued

Rick Santorum: GOP more than ‘party of tax cuts’

“The national media, and yes the left, and yes even some within our own party, have suggested that oh, you … Continued

The 2013 budget: A looming drama of biblical proportions

JOSHUA ROBERTS REUTERS Boxes containing copies of the 2013 Federal Budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington … Continued

The end of ‘compassionate conservatism’?

The Republican presidential candidates competing for the affections of Florida voters have plenty of labels with which to tar each … Continued

Tea party Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount

Animation is not just for kids any more. In fact, there’s nothing at all “Mickey Mouse” about the cartoon video … Continued

Penn State, my final loss of faith

I’m 31, an Iraq war veteran, a Penn State graduate, a Catholic, a native of State College, acquaintance of Jerry … Continued

The sacralized myth of 9/11

This Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, will undoubtedly mark the apotheosis of the long sacralization of the terrorist attacks that brought … Continued

SOTU: U.S. is a Miracle

President Barack Obama is applauded by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner on Capitol Hill in Washington, … Continued

We have postponed the day of economic reckoning

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

The morals of Mammon

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Taxes should be progressive

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued

Universal sympathy makes us truly human

A deal President Obama struck with Republican leaders last week will extend tax cuts across the board including, controversially, to … Continued