Big Tent, Uneasy Coalition  

During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama and John McCain were invited to Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church for back-to-back conversations about where they stood on issues important to Warren and his conservative evangelical congregation. “Pastor Rick,” as Obama addressed him, asked …





The Last Page  

The family house has left the family. Built in 1898, the two-story frame house was sold last fall for far more than I would have guessed and probably more than it was worth. The 1200 block on Carmen Avenue in …





Human Rights and China  

Expecting Bill Clinton to do something about human rights in China is like expecting him to do something about campaign finance reform— what we will actually get is a flood of morally earnest talk followed by more morally earnest talk. …