Monthly Archives: November 2013

Toxic Charity

ToxicCharitySuggested by Ron Nelson • The author re-calibrates the basic philosophy of good charity being learning to take the oath of compassionate service. Such an oath puts the development of the recipient’s potential as primary, and the fulfilment of the giver’s emotions as secondary.
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The Moral Force of Fatherhood

FatherhoodThumbby Glenn Fairman   11/30/13
I have been seriously reflecting on my Father’s passing as of late, and in doing so, mining the precious nuggets of who he was and what his relation was to our family. More » • (1171 views)

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The Lathe of Government

by Timothy Lane   11/29/13
Reading Michael Barone’s “Kludgeocracy” (especially the title) reminded me of a notion I once formed after reading the novel The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula Le Guin. More » • (568 views)

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You Don’t Need No Education!

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   11/29/13
In Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In The Wall Part 2” we heard, circa 1980, one of the most famous lines in all of rock ‘n roll: “We don’t need no education.” More » • (19694 views)

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Returning Home to Be Redeemed

by Glenn Fairman   6/20/12

In Cebu City, Philippines, amongst the ruins of Mambaling
Poor children sleep amidst the tombs, a squalid nightmare suffering
Surrendering to hunger’s blight; privation claims its prize supreme
All Little Ones converge in God, returning home to be redeemed More » • (666 views)

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Hello, dumbness, my old friend!

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   11/27/13
The title is a riff on the famous line by Simon and Garfunkel, “Hello, darkness, my old friend.” Like the original, this article is a sad song about darkness. More » • (1399 views)

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It’s official. Catholicism = socialism

by Brad Nelson   11/27/13

Pope Francis attacked unfettered capitalism:

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis called Tuesday for renewal of the Roman Catholic Church and attacked unfettered capitalism as “a new tyranny,” urging global leaders to fight poverty and growing inequality, in the first major work he has written alone as pontiff. More »


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Phonics vs. Whole Word

by Brad Nelson   11/26/13
The first I had ever heard of Bruce Price was from an article I read at American Thinker a couple of days ago. (That article is re-printed on the front page.) More » • (651 views)

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Movie Review: 36 Hours

36HoursThumbby Timothy Lane   11/26/13
This is a black-and-white war thriller which TCM ran November 24 (they also ran the Errol Flynn Adventures of Robin Hood earlier in the day, making it a good day for adventure). More » • (4428 views)

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Ishmael, I

by Glenn Fairman   2012

Flung from the hinge of Master’s thigh
Ignoble born, Ishmael, I
Of Father’s eye and Mother’s hue
My tale, I now recite to you More » • (938 views)

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The Progressive Myth of Creativity

RottenAppleby Bruce Price   11/25/13
Creativity has been a big theme in progressive education for more than 75 years: We are constantly lectured that kids need music, art, theater, etc. This theme is now metastasizing into an oppressive dogma. But, why? More » • (1408 views)

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Despising America

TyrantThumbby Glenn Fairman   11/25/13
“I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour. America, he said, had dictated to other nations. No Mr. President, America has freed other nations from dictators.” –Mitt Romney More » • (1120 views)

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