Sunday, August 29, 2010
Glenn Beck's Hypocritical Revival Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and a crowd of thousands descended on the National Mall
Glenn Beck's Hypocritical Revival
Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and a crowd of thousands descended on the National Mall in Washington yesterday where politics took a backseat to calls of "restoring honor" back to America. After taking flak for scheduling the rally on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech, Beck made the gathering more about religion, saying "We've got to go to God Bootcamp." He also stuck back at what he sees as a divided America: "There is growing hatred in the country. We must be better than what we've allowed ourselves to become." But Beck can't profit from fear and division all week during his radio show and then try to denounce them one Saturday, writes The Daily Beast's John Avlon. If he wants to get the "poison of hatred" out of the country, he'll first have to apply the standard to his own televangelism as well.
Read it at The Daily Beast
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Number of Women in Congress Could Fall
While many pundits have decided that the 2010 midterms could mark "the year of the woman," this November is actually shaping up as quite the opposite. For the first time since 1978, the number of women serving in Congress is poised to drop. Currently, women hold 90 seats in Congress, with 69 of them in Democratic hands and 21 belonging to Republicans. But after November, as many as 10 of those could be replaced by men. Among the notable female candidates in danger are Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, Betsy Markey of Colorado, and Patty Murray of Washington. Women have historically done better in years dominated by Democrats, but the GOP is insisting that its likely success in November will not hurt the cause. "The 2010 candidate recruitment class is a formidable one, and that includes a number of top-tier female candidates who will likely be called 'congresswoman' after November," said a spokesman for the National Republican Campaign Committee.
Read it at Los Angeles Times
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