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Sol Stern on education thinker E. D. Hirsch, Jr. Hirsch was at the pinnacle of the academic world, in his mid-fifties, when he was struck by an insight into how reading is taught that, he says, “changed my life.” He […]
Troy Senik, author of the forthcoming book California at the Crossroads, currently has an article on California in the fall issue of National Affairs. The most egregiously coddled of the state’s favored constituencies are California’s public labor unions. This is […]
A great Dennis Miller column from yesterday. Obama’s play is to downsize as far as American chest-thumping goes. I happen to believe we have oodles to be proud of, he feels the nation would be better off as the lion […]
Religion News Stories has an article on the controversy surrounding Jon McNaughton’s “One Nation Under God” painting. McNaughton, who lives in Spanish Fork, Utah and is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says he designed […]
Slate has a not so kind review of Liquid Memory: Why Wine Matters. Liquid Memory presents itself as a call to arms; it exhorts wine lovers to rise up against “all those critics and arbiters who purport to speak with […]
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You can download the book I Trust When Dark My Road: A Lutheran View of Depression here.
Newsweek on Mary Gordon’s new book, Reading Jesus: A Writer’s Encounter with the Gospels. Gordon’s publisher, Random House, calls Reading Jesus a religion book, and it is: a series of meditations on the Gospels by an American Catholic who is […]
The government ends funding for abstinence-only sex education. Buoyed by $1.9 billion in government funding since 1997 ($1.5 billion of that federal money), abstinence-only education grew from a niche market to a booming industry, with hundreds of curriculums for teachers […]
John Nolte on Pissing on Jesus. “Larry David would never do this to Muslims. He doesn’t have the guts.” That’s missing the point. Hypocrisy or a fear of how some wacko extremist might react has nothing to do with this. […]
Mark Steyn on Big Governments environmental reach. I’m always appreciative when a fellow says what he really means. Tim Flannery, the jet-setting doomsaying global warm-monger from down under, was in Ottawa the other day promoting his latest eco-tract, and offered […]
Browse inside the book I’m Perfect, You’re Doomed: Tales from a Jehovah’s Witness Upbringing here.
One of my all-time favorite gospel groups was BeBe & CeCe Winans. Back when Arsenio Hall had his late night show (1989-94), he would have BeBe and CeCe on quite often, as well as the Winan Brothers. It’s been 15 […]
SF Giant Buster Posey has been named Topps Minor League Player of the Year for 2009. Buster Posey has been named the winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps Minor League Player of the Year for 2009. […]
You can download the complete book, The Politically Correct University, here.
Christianity Today on justification, Protestants, and Roman Catholics. An InterVarsity Christian Fellowship chapter can look very different in the fall than it did the previous spring. But the chapter at George Washington University (GWU) in the nation’s capital is dealing […]
Robert Weissberg, Professor of Political Science, Emeritus at the University of Illinois-Urbana, has a two-part essay at Minding the Campus on Rescuing the University. How is the university, specifically the humanities and social sciences, with its rampant anti-Americanism, anti-intellectualism, muddle-brained […]
Hold the presses! A US newspaper actually prints one of the Danish cartoons, declaring itself the first American newspaper not under Islamic law. If I lived in Chicago, I would subscribe to this paper.
Though my children disappoint me a thousand times, I shall continue to root for them . . . no matter how many mistakes they make. (Kel Grossclose)