The Private Sector Statement

From The Atlantic: Joe Weisenthal of Business Insider has assembled a 24-slide show to illustrate what President Obama meant when he infamously said the private sector is “doing fine.” Below are the three key graphs. They don’t change the fact that, obviously, the private sector has a ways to go before its recovery is complete. But [Read More...]

Spoil the Kids, Live Here

From Bundle by Kristin Vukovic: With child spending already breaking the bank for many, we wanted to find out which cities spoil their kids the most. To do so, we examined spending by households with children at stores that sell toys, clothing and other services for tots, kids, and teens. We identified all locations for [Read More...]

What do you think?

Are pop songs getting sadder? From WSJ by Christopher Shea: As measured by key and tempo — and setting lyrics aside —pop music has gotten gloomier since the ’60s, two researchers report. They analyzed the top 40 songs on the Billboard “Hot 100″ chart for selected years from 1965 through 2009, assessing whether each hit was [Read More...]

Is It All Imagination? (RJS)

This post today finishes up our series on God and the Cosmos: Divine Activity in Space, Time, and History by Harry Lee Poe and Jimmy H. Davis. The eighth chapter of the book looks at the involvement of God in history and this includes scripture and the historical basis of scripture. The chapter concludes with [Read More...]

Revisionist Jesus

The place to begin a discussion of heresy in America is with historical Jesus studies, so argues Ross Douthat in Bad Religion. He’s a detective for nonsense, though I’m not sure he comprehends either the essence of the discipline in historical Jesus studies or the work of the vast majority — instead he focuses more [Read More...]


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