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Miscellaneous Musings

I have nothing brilliant or original to say in the wake of last Friday’s bloody apocalypse in Newtown, CT. Yet, I can’t let that horrible tragedy quietly recede into my personal and the national subconscious without saying something about it, disjointed as it may be, that registers my griRead full post »

NOVEMBER 27, 2012 1:23PM

Ang Lee's Rhapsodic Life of Pi

Life of Pi is—and I’m choosing my words very carefully here—an astounding movie. Time after time, scene after scene, image after image, you simply will not believe your eyes (in the most positive meaning of the phrase). The movie glides with the supple grace of Richard ParkerRead full post »
It is hard to overstate the impact that William Lane Craig has had for the cause of Christ. He is simply the finest Christian apologist of the last half century, and his academic work justifies ranking him among the top 1 percent of practicing philosophers in the Western world. Besides that,Read full post »
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NOVEMBER 16, 2012 3:51PM

What Can We Learn From Anders Breivik's Sentence?

On July 22, 2011, 32-year-old Anders Breivik calmly slaughtered 77 children and adults in a meticulously planned and bloody barrage of bombings and shootings purposed with stamping out the alleged corruptions of Islam, feminism, Zionism, Marxism, multiculturalism, and other evils destroying EuropeanRead full post »

FEBRUARY 4, 2009 1:45PM

Cash Or Credit?

Here is an imaginary transcript of the discussion Nadya Suleman had with doctors at the fertility clinic responsible for her recently giving birth to octuplets.

"So, Miss Suleman, you're 32, divorced, unemployed, attending college, living with your bankrupt parents in a three-bedroom home, you have sRead full post »

FEBRUARY 3, 2009 4:04PM

And Eight Make Fourteen

You've probably heard about the Southern California divorcee with six kids who recently gave birth to eight more. The first media stories about it were abuzz with excitement, but now they've become more restrained as people begin to ponder the implications of this event.

There are reports that the gra… Read full post »

JANUARY 20, 2009 4:00PM

It's Time to Sink or Swim

We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given… Read full post »
The Economist magazine has a good article on Israel's attack on Gaza. It questions whether Israel's actions meet the following three "tests" for a "justified war":
A country must first have exhausted all other means of defending itself. The attack should be proportionate to the objective. And it musRead full post »
JANUARY 7, 2009 11:57AM

Solving the Israeli-Palestinian Problem

When I watch news reports of Israel's invasion of Gaza and listen to spokespersons from both sides justify themselves and condemn the other, I feel overwhelmed with frustration, anger, and sadness that the violence and excuses continue and that human beings in that godforsaken part of the world are s… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 24, 2008 12:17PM

Opportunity Lost

I don't know what prompted me to check up on him yesterday. I just had the feeling that I should. I did that periodically with him. Just to see how his career was going. He and I were never close friends. In fact, I never… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 22, 2008 9:54PM

Criminalizing Homelessness?

I heard Michael Medved say something interesting again yesterday.  He was talking about homeless people, and he said that people don't have a right to live on the streets.  Ok. So where are people who have no place to stay supposed to go?   What is the law that Medved would… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 21, 2008 4:12PM

In The Right Way

Michael Medved made an interesting remark yesterday on his talk show. He urged his fellow conservatives to stop attacking Obama's presidency before it even begins and to get behind him and give him a chance to succeed. After all, our nation is in such a mess right now that everybody should/…

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I just heard Dennis Prager make a very interesting argument on his radio show today. He was talking about an upcoming Nova episode on PBS television concerning the Bible. He said it claims to "debunk" the Old Testament as a factual history of the Jews, using the latest… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 15, 2008 3:11PM

Boycotting Those Who Supported Prop 8?

A Sacramento theater director resigned recently after patrons learned that he'd contributed $1000 to the Proposition 8 campaign and they threatened to boycott the theater. On a radio talk show soon after, the host and numerous callers, even though many of them opposed Prop 8, expressed sympathy for… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 14, 2008 3:10PM

Nanny State Nonsense

Last night I heard Dennis Miller rail against the "nanny state" he thinks Obama and the Democrats are poised to usher in whereby the invigorating "American Way" of having to work harder and harder to keep a roof over our and our family's heads, food in our mouths, clothes on… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 10, 2008 2:22PM

Robert Reich's Economic Solution

One of the few blogs I read regularly is Robert Reich's blog. Reich used to be President Clinton's Labor Secretary, and he now teaches at U.C Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. He believes that our nation's economy is now in such severe difficulty that it qualifies as being in… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2008 4:48PM

Not Sarah Palin

Did Governor Sarah Palin really not know the three signatories of NAFTA and that Africa is not a country but a continent? If so, I don't think she'd fare too well on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? much less as president of the leading nation on earth.

I've… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 6, 2008 3:13PM

A New California Proposition Proposal

Supporters of California's Proposition 8 argued that constitutionally banning same-sex marriages was necessary in order to protect the institution of marriage and the social fabric from destruction. They never explained to my satisfaction how same-sex marriages threatened heterosexual ones or societ… Read full post »