TONY KUSHNER – “THE FATHER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WOULD BE A DEMOCRAT TODAY” : BRANGELINA IN SPRINGFIELD, MO.
Pulitzer and Tony Award-winner Tony Kushner, screenwriter of the new biopic, “Lincoln,” says that Abraham Lincoln would be a Democrat today. Kushner: “The Republican Party today has turned into a group of people, who don’t actually believe that government is a good thing. . .Lincoln was a lawyer who had a profound belief in the conviction that government was a great blessing for humanity”. . .As the annual meeting of U.S. Conference of Bishops ends, it marks a win for a current St. Louis prelate, Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis, who succeeded on a 236-1 vote, of securing passage of the bishops’ first new document in 30 years on preaching, “Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily.” But New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan, in what a Religion News Service writer calls an “extraordinary” failure, couldn’t get his colleagues to issue a statement about the economy, and was “obviously disappointed”. . .Even stargazers stay clear of Arris’ Pizza in Springfield, MO when Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie go there with their children. Folks in Pitt’s hometown aver the place shuts down for the night and “their kids raise a ruckus jumping on tables and throwing food at each other.” Brangelina leave their nannies at home and let the kids enjoy themselves.”