...course in religion - and now this theology dropout has earned a status in America more exalted than the Holy Father's. As Glenn Beck likes to say: I fear for my country. Dana Milbank is a political columnist for The Washington Post.
Some parishioners in the Church of Obama discovered last week that their spiritual leader is a false prophet.
Go ahead. It's okay to laugh at al-Qaida. It's okay to call Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab the Underbomber, or even the Tighty-Whitey Terrorist. It's okay to call his explosive-bearing undergarment the Jihad Jockeys or the Frighty Whities or Fruit of the Boom. It's okay to laugh about the "wardrobe malfunction" that kept the bomb in his pants from going off in a plane over Detroit, and about the likelihood that even if the underpants bomb had exploded, there would be "72 very disappointed virgins" when the martyr got to heaven.
...The federal government has been more reluctant than it ought to be in ensuring some kind of consistency." As this fall's pandemic response shows, it's time to shed that reluctance. Dana Milbank is a reporter for The Washington Post.
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