A REAL COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE….If you haven’t gotten your fill of John Paul II commentary, I have a piece over on Salon that takes a brief look at the Pope’s influence on American politics. Or, more precisely, the selective lessons conservatives have drawn from his teaching. Short version: abortion, euthanasia–right on!; death penalty, war, workers’ rights–not so much; stem cell research–what were those latest poll numbers?
Amy Sullivan is a Chicago-based journalist who has written about religion, politics, and culture as a senior editor for Time, National Journal, and Yahoo. She was an editor at the Washington Monthly from 2004 to 2006.
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