We covered a fair amount of ground over the weekend. Here’s a quick overview of what you may have missed.
On Sunday, we talked about:
* Wanting the United States to strive to be a more perfect union is not unpatriotic. Someone ought to tell Rick Santorum.
* On Mother’s Day, the heartbreaking story of a pregnant 30-year-old Somali woman named Hinda Hassan isn’t just a personal tragedy; it also speaks to a larger policy truth.
* The case of the high school cheerleader pressured to root for her accused rapist deserves to be heard.
* With Wisconsin Republicans worried about losing recall elections, GOP state lawmakers are trying to ram through far-right proposals before voters can weigh in.
* Former Bush White House Chief of Staff Andy Card looks awfully petty whining about President Obama “pounding his chest” after bin Laden’s demise.
* Anyone still inclined to believe the media is “liberal” should check out the guest lists for the Sunday morning shows.
And on Saturday, we talked about:
* The killing of bin Laden fits into a larger theme for the Obama team: this is an administration that does “big things.”
* If congressional Republicans are against the ideas they’re for, how can Democrats be expected to negotiate with them in good faith?
* Mike Huckabee believes Ronald Reagan would have “a very difficult, if not impossible, time being nominated in this atmosphere of the Republican Party.” I agree.
* In “This Week in God,” we talked about, among other things, the ongoing effort to make the National Day of Prayer as partisan as humanly possible.
* The GOP is outraged by the very idea of raising taxes — unless we’re talking about lower-income families.
* Energy policy is no longer a backburner issue.
* And, of course, we launched the redesigned WashingtonMonthly.com.