Posted: Tue, 10/22/2013 - 19:36 |
In their inept and failed effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act by holding the federal government hostage for 16 days, Republicans actually succeeded in making the President's health reform law more popular. The badly bungled rollout of the program's website was overshadowed by the shutdown, but with government back in business, that is changing.
But if the past is prologue, look for Republicans to go overboard once again. The rollout was poorly done and those responsible should be held accountable and the reasons why exposed to public scrutiny.
In "Man is Not Alone," (p. 129) Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel notes, "The Bible is primarily not man's vision of God but God's vision of man. The Bible is not man's theology but God's anthropology, dealing with man and what He asks of him rather than with the nature of God."
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 14:06 |
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Secretary of State John Kerry next week in Rome "to discuss ongoing final status negotiations with the Palestinians, along with Iran, Syria and other issues of mutual concern," the State Department announced this afternoon.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is apparently not on Kerry's schedule but the secretary will be meeting in Paris with representatives of the Arab League's Arab Peace Initiative Follow-up Committee to update them on Israeli-Palestinian talks.
Posted: Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:37 |
John Boehner and the Republicans ran up the white flag and the government began reopening this morning as experts began assessing the damage from the GOP's disastrous shutdown strategy.
Standard & Poors said it cost the national economy $24 billion. Economists report the shutdown will affect unemployment (up), business earnings and hiring plans (down), borrowing costs (up), consumer confidence and international economic standing (down).