The Folly of Courting the Black Vote

Recently I’ve enjoyed getting to know Mark Goldblatt, who teaches religious history in New York and writes for places like The New York Post and The National Review.  He’s also author of Bumper Sticker Liberalism.  He’s a fearless and electric writer, and the guest post that follows is…well, potentially offensive.  Which is not to say it should be offensive.  We [Read More...]

Daily Report, September 18th: Old Testament Wisdom, Run for the Border, Machiavelli in Massachusetts, Worst Dad of the Year Award, Thanking Mahmoud, and Spying on the Spies

1.  THE FIRST TESTAMENT.  If you’re interested in better understanding the Old Testament, that strange collection of books and poems and prophecies, filled with stories of wily characters like Jacob, swift-running old men like Elijah and whip-smart women like Esther, then you should be interested in John Goldingay’s three-volume series, a “truly magnum magnum opus.”  [Read More...]

Morning Report, September 15th: In the Falling Tower, Poor Sports, Medium is Message, Farewell to Swayze, Rock>Megan Fox's Brain, Child Brides, Racist Babies, and Changing the Culture of Death

One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news: 1.  INSIDE THE TOWERS.  I neglected to mention this on the anniversary of 9/11.  But here is a gripping, astonishing account of one person’s experience inside (and getting out of) one of the World Trade Center towers on that horrible day.  This included many aspects of what went [Read More...]

Morning Report, August 31st: Obama's Quagmire, Black Models, Picking Fights at Tea Parties, A Ridge Too Far, Stressed by 'Stress Positions,' the Deterioration of Journalism, Tutu's No-No, and King Kennedy

One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news: 1.  August was a terrible month for the Obama presidency–according to Rasmussen, his approval rating is down to 46%, another new low–and September looks no less challenging.  Along with tough situations regarding health care, Afghanistan, Iraq, Obama had set a September 15th deadline for the Iranians to respond [Read More...]


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