Mostly, I just like to get people thinking.
So here are a bunch of pieces I’ve read lately that have really got me thinking.
- William Saletan of Slate, got me thinking with this piece that speculates about the possibility of other candidates’ daughters getting pregnant just like Bristol Palin — and the public never hearing about it. (Apparently some people think such speculation to be in bad taste, but I disagree.)
- Over at The Root, Indian-Americans (as opposed to “American Indians”) are embroiled in a polarizing debate over whether Piyush “Bobby” Jindal, the first Indian-American governor (over the state of Louisiana) is really Indian enough. (Obama fans are wincing in familiarity.)
- Bill Stuntz, Harvard professor of law, makes an interesting series of definitions of experience, and then examines the public records of McCain, Biden, Obama and Palin under that lens. (Here are two more comparisons, coming to opposite conclusions
- And finally, evangelical pastor Eugene Cho brings back to light a series of rules of Christian civility in politics, rules that originated at Jim Wallis’ “God’s Politics” blog at Beliefnet.