Obama the *pragmatic* progressive

President Obama took aim at liberal purists during last Tuesday’s press conference, and defended his pragmatic approach to progressive policies.  As a person who once voted for Nader because Gore was not pure enough, I appreciate Mr. Obama’s reminder.

John Avlon called it a “striking moment of defiance and self-definition,” deserving of a “a place on the Obama administration highlight reel.”

Questioned about his “core values,” and whether he has a “line in the sand,” ~read more~

Leader of the Band (sermon; 050619)

How many of you have heard of the rock and roll band, The Grateful Dead?  How many of you ever attended a Grateful Dead concert?  How many of you think that the band and its followers are a symptom of all that was wrong with the 1960’s and ‘70’s?

I am told that people are still talking about my sermon on the religious humanism of the Grateful Dead which I preached two years ago on ~read more~