Posts tagged "tom delay"

Men of God and Abramoff

06 January 2006 Salon.com’s Joe Conason tallies the number of religious figures and moralizing laymen involved in the Jack Abramoff scandals (such as Ralph Reed and Tom DeLay), saving his best bile for Rabbi Daniel Lapin, an apologist for Christian conservatives whose fake Abramoff religious charity, “Toward Tradition,” funneled thousands of gambling dollars to the wife...

Blame Game

The conservative Washington Times can’t be faulted for lack of transparency in its coverage of Tom “The Hammer” DeLay. We admire them for publishing the full transcript of an interview the paper’s editors and reporters conducted with the congressman, including the questions. Most revealing for religion writers is this DeLaybon mot on church & state: “I blame Congress...

Hefley’s Lost Crusade

There’s a ghost of a religion story in the news that House Republican leaders have booted ethics chair Rep. Joel Hefley in favor of more malleable ethics “leadership” friendly to ethically-challenged House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Hefley is no liberal Republican, nor has he ever been much of a maverick. But his district includes Colorado Springs, capital...