Mario Cuomo, Pope Francis, and Not Preaching to the Choir

By: Saturday January 3, 2015 10:00 am

The obituaries of Mario Cuomo are filled with words about his 1984 speech at Notre Dame on religion and politics, but they seem to miss the fact that Cuomo’s approach of separating in-house debates of what is and isn’t moral from debates over how to act politically in the world has not only penetrated the thinking (and actions) of his conservative opponents, but also is the same approach being carried out by Pope Francis.


LIPA’s Nuclear Hangover Proves Headache for Sandy’s Victims

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 6:50 am

As the sun set on Veterans Day, 2012, tens of thousands of homes on New York’s Long Island prepared to spend another night in darkness. The lack of light was not part of any particular memorial or observance; instead, it was the noisome and needless culmination of decades of mismanagement and malfeasance by a power company still struggling to pay for a now-moldering nuclear plant that never provided a single usable kilowatt to the region’s utility customers.

The Fierce Urgency of What, Now? Obama Gives Time to Stewart, Five Bloggers, Days Before Midterm Vote

By: Thursday October 28, 2010 9:06 am

What the president cannot seem to grasp is that people now hear his words—poetry or prose—in the context of their lives. And when Obama tells his one-time supporters that he has gotten 90 percent of what he wanted, those people have to wonder if what the president wants and what they want is still (or was ever) the same thing.

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