Topic One – Catholics Win Big in ’09 Elections – Wins in ME, NJ, and VA
Independents who swept Barack Obama to a historic 2008 victory broke big for Republicans Tuesday as the GOP wrested political control from Democrats in Virginia and New Jersey, a troubling sign for the president and his party heading into an important midterm election year. Conservative Republican Bob McDonnell's victory in the Virginia governor's race over Democrat Creigh Deeds and moderate Republican Chris Christie's ouster of unpopular New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was a double-barreled triumph for a party looking to rebuild after being booted from power in national elections in 2006 and 2008. Elsewhere, Maine voters rejected a state law that would allow same-sex couples to wed. If supporters had prevailed, it would have marked the first time that the electorate in any state endorsed gay marriage. Gay “marriage” has now lost in every single state -- 31 in all -- in which it has been put to a popular vote. Gary Bauer has the analysis.
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Topic Three – A Christmas Carol
The latest edition of A Christmas Carol is set to hit theaters tomorrow. The film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 story of the same name is written and directed by Robert Zemeckis, and stars Jim Carrey in a multitude of roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge as a young, middle-aged, and old man, and the three ghosts who haunt Scrooge. The 3-D film was produced through the process of performance capture, a technique Zemeckis has previously used in his films The Polar Express and Beowulf. Steven Greydanus has seen it and has the review.