A few last things to shove at you before you head off for your holiday.
This week at Patheos, Fitz wrote a worthwhile piece on his main difference with other liberals: his dim view of human nature:
This is not a good, liberal view. Yet it’s fundamental to my worldview and leads [...]
I went to a tiny church school from first to seventh grade. It used the A Beka Book school curriculum, which, although it worked out okay for me, I’ll go on record as saying, was mostly awful. My wife makes fun of me all the time for never [...]
In Salon, Michael Lind pushes back against the rise of British historian Niall Ferguson in the U.S., and views him as symptomatic of a decline in right-wing intellects:
Ferguson is the most prominent of a number of British conservative intellectuals and journalists who have found more sympathetic audiences in the U.S. than [...]
I often assume when I write on a topic that everyone else has read as much of the media coverage of it as I have, and subsequently assume that it’s unnecessary to give basic background on the issue. I may be mistaken about that, and if so, I apologize. I don’t say that at all [...]
Sarah Palin has posted a new burst of blather about Obama and Israel:
As I noted on Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show this weekend, I reject President Obama’s idea that Israel must cede back its territories to the 1967 line. Will we now be in the habit of telling our allies what their borders [...]
Saturday at six o’clock p.m. Standard Time, an earthquake will occur at the International Date Line, and will spread over the whole world. For the next five months, quakes and fires and suffering will rack what remains of humanity. The fantastic machinery of the cosmos will enter a new era as the “salvation program” ends [...]
He exposed the depths of his craziness to my Daily Beast colleague Marlow Stern:
You do believe, however, that the Rapture is near.
Yes, I do. But there are things fomenting geopolitically, like the Arab world and the rise of the radical Islamics within the Arab people that are a threat to [...]
Israel turned 63 this week. Seems young, no? Only a few years older than my dad.
Before I delve too much into this, I guess I should say I am a secular Jew. I was raised Jewish, and now have no idea what I am, so I tell people I am a secular Jew the [...]
John McWhorter over at The New Republic has an excellent defense of the rapper Common, who has been at the center of controversy since he was invited to a White House poetry night. His introductory sentence gets to the [...]
Last night, after “Modern Family” ended and before the new sitcom “Happy Endings” began, in that wasteland of ABC television’s programming called “Cougar Town,” my wife and I flipped through the four channels our digital antenna pulls in searching for a half hour of interim entertainment. We landed, for a brief time, on “
By now you’ve probably heard about the flap over Sojourners rejecting a gay-inclusive ad. I have a story on the matter here, with a new explanation from Sojo and a look at how their critics are responding.
I’m particularly excited about this week’s Patheos column. I begin by talking about my favorite book/movie, High Fidelity (I like the book only slightly more than the movie). In particular, I quote the passage in which Rob says, “Some people never got over the sixties, [...]
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