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John Dominic Crossan’s ‘Blasphemous’ Portrait of Jesus by John Blake. When John Dominic Crossan was a teenager in Ireland, he dreamed of becoming a missionary priest. But the message he’s spreading about Jesus today isn’t the kind that would endear [...]
Why Koch Industries Is Speaking Out. Years of tremendous overspending by federal, state and local governments have brought us face-to-face with an economic crisis. Federal spending will total at least $3.8 trillion this year—double what it was 10 years ago. [...]
Obama’s Unreasonable Abandonment of DOMA by Gerard V. Bradley. Holder’s announcement was greeted as breaking news. In one important sense, though, it was not news at all. Despite President Obama’s oft-repeated view that he “opposes” same-sex marriage, his Administration has [...]
It Takes a Network: The New Frontline of Modern Warfare by Stanley A. McChrystal. See here.
Christine Meinecke, author of Everybody Marries the Wrong Person, on “how to not take it personally.” See here.
The Washington Post reviews Crazy U: One Dad’s Crash Course in Getting His Kid Into College by Andrew Ferguson. You can read an excerpt here.
NYT reviews The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy, and the Way Out of Afghanistan by Bing West.
John Mark Reynolds: Bad, Mr. Huckabee, Bad. Huckabee says that Islam is the “antithesis of the gospel of Christ.” This is as shocking as discovering that capitalists are opposed to communism. The gospel of Jesus says that Jesus is God [...]
Jack Kerwick reviews Deconstructing Obama: The Life, Loves, and Letters of the First Postmodern President by Jack Cashill.
Michelle Malkin: Hate-A-Rama: The Vulgar, Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Rage of the Left. Barack Obama’s new era of civility was over before it began. You wouldn’t know it from reading The New York Times, watching Katie Couric or listening to the [...]
The Quranic Case Against Killing Apostates by Abdullah Saeed. There is, in fact, no single verse of the Quran that specifies any kind of worldly punishment for converting from Islam, let alone death. The opposite is true. Many verses assert [...]
Is Liberalism Dead? by James Piereson. Liberalism represents America’s version of the 20th century’s romance with the state. The disasters that befell other countries as a consequence of this infatuation did not happen here because our 18th-century Constitution and the [...]
Mark Regnerus: Sex Is Cheap. We keep hearing that young men are failing to adapt to contemporary life. Their financial prospects are impaired—earnings for 25- to 34-year-old men have fallen by 20 percent since 1971. Their college enrollment numbers trail [...]
Terry Eagleton reviews How to Change the World: Marx and Marxism 1840-2011 by Eric Hobsbawm.
David Harsanyi: Krugman’s Third World Fantasy. According to Nobel laureate and raconteur Paul Krugman, Gov. Scott Walker and “his backers” are attempting to “make Wisconsin — and eventually, America — less of a functioning democracy and more of a Third [...]
The Cosmopolitan Nature of Pentecostalism by Dale M. Coulter. See here.
A good comment on the topic of atheists and science by Zinzang at Ed Fesser’s blog. The world view of the new atheist is, broadly speaking, positivist. They believe all knowledge is empirical, is determined through science, and any question [...]
Here’s a ten-minute video by Dr. Matthew Flannagan on Apologetics: Answering Objections to the Christian Faith.
Brian Doherty: This Is What a Broke Democracy Looks Like. As of this writing, the Wisconsin budget/union standoff hasn’t been settled. While the state assembly debates, Democrats are offering amendment after amendment to slow things down. The state Senate still [...]