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By Donald Lambro
Growth spikes are little more than trend-free anomalies
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Peter Wehner
Rick Santorum's political good fortune in the Republican presidential primaries has come about in large part because of his appeal to evangelicals. A Roman Catholic, he is a beneficiary of more than two decades of cooperation between conservative Protestants and Catholics who set aside theological differences for the common cause of the culture war.
"Poll: In head-to-head matchup, Obama who ran in 2008 would trounce current Obama. The popularity of old Obama spells trouble for the new one," proclaims comedian Andy Borowitz in a parody commentary.
Election Day at last, and it dawns noisy and nonsensical.
The other day in the Wall Street Journal, my friend Fred Barnes deposited a few thoughts on journalism provoked by the discovery of a mother lode of left-wing bigotry, screeds and semiliterate gibbering. He hastened to tell his readers that there was no conspiracy behind the journalists' "tilt" to the left, but rather, "The media disproportionately attracts people from the liberal arts background who tend, quite innocently, to be politically liberal." Then he filed a caveat, noting that "hundreds of journalists have gotten together, on an online listserv called JournoList, to promote liberalism and liberal politicians at the expense of traditional journalism."
In his heartfelt eulogy for Colson in the Weekly Standard, Peter Wehner wrote that Colson was "a man who fell in love and stayed in love with the Lord. ... He became God's servant [and] faithfully followed Him to the end. ... And now, blessedly, he is united with his Lord."
Peter Wehner, a Republican who served three presidential administrations, most recently under George W. Bush, said in an article about Santorum that social conservatism must be discussed in positive terms, as promoting human dignity, "rather than declaring a series of forbidden acts that are leading us to Gomorrah."