The House didn't debate H3175 today. I guess that's because some well-meaning people were trying to head off Bob Walker's attempt to create a seperate and unequal education system for poor kids by throwing them into unaccredited diploma mills. The bill was committed to Ways and Means, even though it didn't need to be, since … Continue reading Outmanuevered: 4K Bill Goes to Ways and Means
I’ve been patting myself on the back, a bit too soon, it now seems. In my first legislative “season” down at Gervais and Main, I’ve spent a lot of time in cramped meeting rooms, working with an unlikely coalition that has come together to help South Carolina’s most at-risk children start kindergarten with the skills … Continue reading A Hobson’s Choice: South Carolina’s 4K Expansion or School Vouchers
The Fifth Sunday in LentYear C25 March 2007Isaiah 43:16-21Philippians 3:8-14Luke 20:9-19The sandstorms reached a mile into the sky: a brown wall of sand and dust, roaring along faster than a chariot, engulfing everything in their fury. Every time one struck, they remembered their own land, tucked against the shining jewel of the Mediterranean, its snow-capped … Continue reading A New Thing
It's certainly good to know that our elected leaders have their legislative priorities right.Today, the Speaker of the House and The President Pro Tem of the Senate met to ratify a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. The constitution now includes the statement, "a marriage between one man and one woman is the only lawful domestic … Continue reading South Carolina’s Legislative Priorities: Ten Commandments, Abortion, Gay Marriage
Gubernatorial press office's idea of a joke, presumably. Still, it was scary there for a moment.
Whatever you may think of the Episcopal House of Bishops’ “Mind of the House” resolutions passed today at Camp Allen Texas, they have spoken clearly and forcefully.When the Anglican Primates met last month in Tanzania, they issued an extraordinary communiqué to the American Episcopal Church: comply with our directives by the end of 2007 or … Continue reading I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?—Isaiah 43:19.
Today I have rolled away the shame of your slavery in Egypt. —Joshua 5:9Way back in the sixties, The Who sang about it, and they hoped they’d die, before they got old. When Green Day re-mixed it, they threw in a keg of Heineken to ease the pain. And when Limp Bizkit rapped about it, … Continue reading The Prodigal God
When the invasion of Afghanistan was announced, there was hardly anyone anywhere who didn’t support it. It seemed pretty clear that the Taliban’s Mullah Omar was sheltering Al-Qaeda, and protecting Osama Bin Laden and his terrorist network. So, when the Taliban fell, and democratic reforms began to be introduced in Afghanistan, even though Bin Laden … Continue reading Deleting The Moral Surge Against Medievalism