Monthly Archives: November 2008

New Jerusalem for the journalists, part 2

How about this hard-hitter? The Obamas represent a welcome change as an openly affectionate and romantic couple for many Americans. Some experts say that the soon-to-be first couple embody the ideal healthy relationship, and that they can stir up love … Continue reading

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Get practical

Returning from a wonderfully pleasant Thanksgiving gathering, my lovely wife and I discussed something Peter Schiff wrote in his The Little Book of Bull Moves in Bear Markets. Namely, the basic uselessness of most college degrees. Liberal arts degrees are … Continue reading

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Nov 22, 1963

Most remember today as the day JFK was assassinated, but I remember it as the day a far greater man died: C.S. Lewis. I was not alive in 1963, but the events of that day probably made Lewis’s death nothing … Continue reading

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New Jerusalem for the journalists

As I said in a recent post, let a thousand puff pieces bloom now that Mr. Obama will soon ascend to the imperial throne. Here is just one example of such puffery. How about that opening line: Many women recoil … Continue reading

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A new dating service

Ah yes, the freeing breeze of coercion. Liberal tolerance always involves an iron fist. It’s amazing that eHarmony, founded by a supposed evangelical, would agree to such a damning idea. Better to shut down than to connive. For this is … Continue reading

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Deepak Chopra

Sean Hannity’s straight-faced summary of Deepak Chopra’s new novel reminded me of Muggeridge’s hilarious comments on journalism’s view of Jesus as Newsmaker. Except here it’s Jesus as Rebel. It’s amazing that one could read the Gospels (not to mention Psalm … Continue reading

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Insanity

There’s an episode of Star Trek where people on a planet walk about like zombies. Then the clock strikes 6pm and the zombies… go nuts. This is what our nation seems to be doing right now. The government is responding … Continue reading

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All over but the cryin’

Oh look, they are ringing the bells. They shall soon be wringing their hands. -attributed to Sir Robert Walpole Tonight’s only consolation is that we’ll never see a President McCain. Sarah Palin, despite her initial stunning entrance onto the scene, … Continue reading

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It’s Not About You

When I attempted, a few minutes ago, to describe our spiritual longings, I was omitting one of their most curious characteristics. We usually notice it just as the moment of vision dies away, as the music ends or as the … Continue reading

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