While writing a book about ACORN, I got to know Wade Rathke, spending dozens of hours hanging out with him, interviewing him, e-mailing back and forth, interviewing friends and enemies, and literally following Rathke as he worked. In an age of stylish cynicism, whatever else you might say about Wade, he believes in the basic goodness of people, our capacity for empathy, kindness, and caring. These traits are expressed not only through individual acts with his family and friends; but also with strangers, especially those who inhabit the squalid urban communities across the globe–the people ignored by the public officials and exploited by the rich and powerful.
|By: John Atlas Sunday April 15, 2012 1:59 pm|
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday January 22, 2012 8:01 pm|
Mrs Santorum and her husband will be quite well remembered in that footnote for the choices they made, the bullying they elevated, the hatred they celebrated. Not for their faith, and not for their family. Sure it’s very sad. But it’s not only sad for the Santorums.