First Things Gets a New Look!

A few days ago First Things editor Joseph Bottum sent a note around about a redesign of the magazine. Although I had no idea what was in store, I rejoiced at the notion. I've loved First Things for a long time for its intelligent and often challenging content, but visually the journal was a bit of a snooze.Today my copy landed in the mailbox, and it had me dancing around the foyer. First off, there's the cover - bold background with a line drawing of a reader who looks, to me, like a cross … [Read more...]

A Coupla Catholic Guys…

...sittin' around, talkin' about faith and society:William Buckley and Malcolm Muggeridge on Sharing the Christian Faith - Watch more Videos at Vodpod.Went looking for this after reading Peter Wehner's thoughts on Brit Hume's remarks on Tiger Woods.Also, Bill O' Reilly touches base with Hume over what he meant by his initial remarks.To those who wonder if I am as uncomfortable with Hume discussing religion in this clip, as I was earlier, the answer is no; in fact I think … [Read more...]

Clearing out the tab

I've got some deadlines to meet and a project I'd like to get started, so I need to stop futzing around, reading news and blogs and get to it. Here is what's been cluttering up my tab-bar for the last day or so - it's a bit of a jumble, sorry:Malta, shamelessly cribbed from CrescatBeautiful Malta! Where Doug Kmiec is the new US Ambassador after what Dan Gilgoff describes as a "strange religious/political" swearing in. Kmiec is the Catholic former Reagan WH Legal Counsel who campaigned … [Read more...]