You Can’t Hate Bart Stupak

The first story I wrote for Crisis opened with a scene, not a very good one, in Rep. Bart Stupak’s congressional office. So Stupak has always been in the back of my mind. But others must wonder how it could be that this backbencher could bring down the Democrats’ latest health-care reform effort. Some of his success surely is due to the moral power of his cause. But some of it surely is due to his charm and strength of character. Over at TrueSlant, I make the latter case.



Mark Stricherz


Mark Stricherz is the author of Why the Democrats Are Blue: Secular Liberalism and the Decline of the People's Party.

  • Joshua

    In Michigan, we have another pro-life Democrat, Andy Dillon, seeking the Democratic nomination for governor. There is a huge question of whether he can get enough funding because of his pro-life stance and because he doesn’t kowtow to the unions. He’s a phenomenal guy, but he’s got an uphill battle because of his strong pro-life views.