The Underwhelming Agenda

House Democrats are reporting a sudden rash of sprained shoulders after completing their ballyhooed “100-hour” legislative blitz. If Nancy Pelosi and fellow House leaders have their way, the minimum wage will go up, costing low-wage jobs while helping the unions. Gas and oil will cost more, the federal government will fund more ethically and medically dubious embryonic stem-cell research, and yet another meaningless ethics reform bill will be passed.

That’s it? Count me underwhelmed. After all this self-congratulatory back-patting, the Dems have shown themselves to be the party of small ideas, of hackneyed cliches. Next on the agenda? Let’s pull out all the stops and shoot for school uniforms.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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