Now we get moose and squirrel

Yes, it’s a picture of Donald Trump with Boris and Natasha, because we shouldn’t forget Trump’s scandalous links to Russian oligarchs and Ukrainian despots, even if those aren’t among the top 10 or top 20 worst things about Donald Trump. Plus some other stuff, including: Clinton Foundation, under a microscope, looks clean; EpiPen and Insulin makers gouging consumers (and insurers); Mat Staver, law professor; and religious liberty in white America. [Read more…]

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Postcards from the culture wars (8.24)

“Lest we should see where we are,
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.” [Read more…]

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‘You’re better than this’ vs. ‘You should be ashamed of yourself’

So you’re sitting there across from the kid who’s just done something dumb. Your role here is scriptural — not in the sense that it’s according to the scriptures, but in the sense that you’re needing to say something that will be “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” You’re concerned, in other words, not just with what this kid did, but with what this kid is becoming — with the different kinds of person this kid could potentially become. [Read more…]

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Sunday favorites

“But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” [Read more…]

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Left Behind Classic Fridays, No. 95: ‘Faith vs. Reason’

Chloe’s “intellectual” objections are never explained or described. The authors cannot imagine what the substance of such objections might be. Nor do they care. If those objections are intellectual, then they are anti-faith, and that is all that they or their readers need to know. [Read more…]

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That time when a terrorist attack struck the Olympic Games

Both Ryan Lochte’s clumsy cover story and the media’s initial credulous acceptance of it reveal our willingness to assume the worst about South America as opposed to our more civilized society here in the “real” America. That’s ironic when we remember what happened when the Olympic Games were hosted here in America, in Atlanta, in 1996. A bomb planted by a right-wing, anti-abortion terrorist killed one spectator and injured 111 others. [Read more…]

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Send up a signal and I’ll throw you the line

Charisma’s senior editor asks: “Is Hillary Clinton the Antichrist or an Illuminati Witch?” They report, you decide. Plus: Emails!1!; offshore wind for America; the Nephilim of Afghanistan; and Phyllis Schlafly celebrates living long enough to realize how awful her children have turned out to be. [Read more…]

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I didn’t have time to bake a pie

I’m a big fan of Marie Callender’s frozen dutch apple pies. Please consider this an open thread to recommend any other variety of prepared pies and/or simply to escape the heated arguments and hordes of trolls likely to surface in comments to the previous thread about you-know-what. [Read more…]

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