In the debt-ceiling debate, President Obama caved in to those who demanded drastic cuts to programs to help the needy, children and elderly. He needs to believe in social justice enough to fight for it.
Activists for smaller government must be delighted to know we soon will have fewer teachers, caseworkers and drug counselors. Instead of asking if government's too big, we should ask if it's providing essential services.
Hundreds of thousands of people protested government cuts in Great Britain. Whether their voices make a difference or not, churches must be ready to respond to new opportunities for ministry and service.
The House GOP has proposed $61 billion in budget cuts, knowing Senate Democrats will reject their proposal. Both parties seem more interested in getting re-elected than working together for the good of all.
As Presidents Day nears, it's a good time to recall Abraham Lincoln's words during his second inaugural, calling the country to care for the widow and orphan. If only the House GOP would embody his words.