Bob and Cal chew over Texas governor's luring businesses from other states.
BOB: I see the Republican governor of Texas, Rick Perry, visited my home state of Maryland. He's run TV ads inviting businesses to move to Texas because he claims the business climate in the Lone Star state is preferable to that of Maryland.
The Affordable Care Act has yet to prove itself the best solution to health care reform.
CAL: "A train wreck" is what Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has famously called the Affordable Care Act. In the words of a Johnny Cash song, "I hear the train a comin', it's rolling round the bend," and the collision between what was promised and reality will occur on Oct. 1, when the law's health exchanges begin to open.
In the week since military coup, more than 60 churches have been attacked.
BOB: In the days since the Egyptian military's Aug. 14 crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, more than 60 Christian churches have been attacked or vandalized, with many set ablaze. Defense Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has promised to rebuild these churches, but the worldwide Christian community has been virtually silent as Egypt's 10 million Christians face extreme persecution. Why is that, Cal?
Washington would work better if there were less finger-pointing.
CAL: It's amusing to hear Washington politicians and much of the news media selectively use the word "scandal." They seem to be appealing to a standard for judging right and wrong that they have abandoned in most other categories.
President Trump is about to score a religious trifecta, visiting Saudi Arabia, Israel and Rome, the “home” of three monotheistic religions. The president has said he wants to make the ultimate deal and...