The Dangerous Arrogance of Refusing to Compromise

Compromise is “a rather complex issue that deserves serious thought.” So I wrote in an Aug. 5 comment following that day’s blog posting in which I cited Max Weber’s oft-quoted statement, “politics is the art of compromise.” In...

Iowa Straw Poll Reveals Role of Religion in Politics

As the Iowa Straw Poll came to life Saturday morning, a man wearing an NRA T-shirt and driving a golf cart for Michele Bachmann’s campaign plowed into a group of people. Before day’s end, Bachmann’s campaign similarly rode to victory in the first...

Politician: Bible Verse Guides Foreign Policy

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., used a text from the biblical book of Genesis at a recent conference sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition to argue that the United States should take a particular political stance in relation to the modern state of Israel....