The Washington Post: As flagged by Atrios (from cepr).
What is it going to be? Concern for the poor and disabled, the refugee, the trafficked? Or, if we neglect them, is it simply a cost-saving adjustment?
More than once, here and elsewhere, I've expressed my anguish, the heart's deep suffering. I mean the Heart of the Universe. And our hearts. The anguish Francis points to. And I've pointed to. The anguish exposed every day - even if not pointed to - in newspapers, on TV, in every part of the globe. Sung and unsung.
I used to write political blogs. But that (anguish) drove me to reading the psalms, to simply dwelling with the pain that is brushed aside by all too many - who focus on money and power and tit for tat.
But miracles can happen. And the election of Pope Francis, together with the powerful messages he is sending - in word and deed - these sit alongside ... the horrors. They sit as a commentary.
Side by side. Face to face.