5 Things I Want from Charlotte

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Dick Price: I struggled to watch the Republican Convention, fast-forwarding through the recordings when the “snow” got too deep. As I watch the Democrats in Charlotte, I certainly hope I see enough to recover at least a part of my enthusiasm from four years ago.

Religion and Government

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Steve Hochstadt: Liberals in the Democratic Party argue that Biblical support for discrimination against gays or for the teaching of a creationist version of human origins should be irrelevant to government policy.

Boycotting Newsweek

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Brent Budowsky: Now Brown resorts to the old standby: Obamahate. What will she think of next week? Perhaps a beefcake shot of Paul Ryan while he attacks Medicare and a woman’s right to choose.

Ryan’s War on Women

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Brent Budowsky: There is a new wind behind the sails of Democrats. Sweeping Republican hostility to the interests of women could be decisive.

Cornel West and Barack Obama: Prophet and President

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Walter Moss: What West fails to fully recognize is that Obama by necessity is a politician, not a prophet.

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