December 09, 2011

Friday's Daily Brief

Friday, December 9, 2011
Investigators In Virginia Tech Shooting Say Gunman Committed Suicide, Not Connected To University
Graham Hill: Less Stuff, More Happiness
Elizabeth Warren: 'Karl Rove Is Not Telling The Truth'
Mayor Bloomberg Defends NYPD's Handling Of Press During Raid
And Apple's 'iPhone App Of The Year' Is...
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Saving Our Democracy
The Constitution of this country has served us well. But when the Supreme Court says that attempts by the federal government and states to impose reasonable restrictions on campaign ads are unconstitutional, our democracy is in grave danger.
Madeleine M. Kunin: Occupy Congress
To give power back to 99 percent of Americans, we need a grassroots campaign for a constitutional amendment to reverse recent Supreme Court decisions on limiting campaign contributions.
Jim Wallis: The Disappearance of the Compassionate Conservatives
The compassionate conservative space is vital to the health of the nation and the future of the poor, and therefore preserving it is essential. Republicans returning to it might further open up the space for the kind of bipartisan cooperation we desperately need.
Dr. Joel Hoffman: Five Mistakes in Your Bible Translation
Starting about 2,300 years ago, the Hebrew Bible was translated into a Greek version now known as the Septuagint. One shortcoming of that translation is its inattention to near synonyms.
Meghan Telpner: Holiday Party Survival Guide
The windchill has set in and it is that time of year again when our calendars fill with the fun (and not-so-fun) holiday soirées. There are easy ways to make it through the season without needing to buy new jeans one size up come January -- and to do so without feeling totally deprived.