I'm all for biblical literacy.
I think it's embarrassing when the White House press secretary publicly misattributes a proverb to the Bible,
especially when it's such a classic of the Bible-misattribution genre: "God
helps those who help themselves."
In a Century article
published this week, Benjamin Dueholm explains why politicians of
Michele Bachmann's ilk do well in the swing states of the upper Midwest.
He starts with the fact that Bachmann and Garrison Keillor are from the
same small Minnesota town.
Now that October 2011 has drawn to an end, I want to express my gratitude to
all the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who were
inspired by the tradition of October being Coming Out month to come out
to themselves and those around them.