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Politics as Envy

envyby Glenn Fairman   1/25/14
It could well be that the most ugly and malignant trait we humans manifest is envy, and who can fully know the wicked ends brought about by the cancer of the covetous heart? One is jealous of one’s own but envy settles its lustful eyes on the possessions or the attributes of others. More » • (1213 views)

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Five Immutable Realities

FiveImmutableby Deana Chadwell    1/24/14
We really shouldn’t have to remind ourselves of that which is real and true, but we seem to be losing sight of all veracity. Technology makes it easy to pretend, to make up a preferred world, a virtual world where we can vote away poverty and war, self-discipline and work, morality and consequences. More » • (1178 views)

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Requiem For a Sacrificial Life

img117by Glenn Fairman   1/20/14
For Mom:    My mother, Carole Ann Fairman was born to Eugene and Gwen Field on May 15, 1937 in the Los Angeles area. Although her parents have long since passed, she is survived by her sole sibling, Eugene, who is 7 years her senior. More » • (1783 views)

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TV Series Review: Call the Midwife

CallTheMidwifeby Brad Nelson   1/20/14
There is the distinct possibility that watching this will lower your testosterone level. But that’s not to say that Call the Midwife is necessarily a chick flick. Whatever it is, it is quite well done. More » • (1852 views)

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The War for the Old Republic

DontTreadThumbby Steve Lancaster   1/20/14
The War Between the States was fought over the issue of slavery but the implicit purpose of the war was to define what style of government would dominate in North America. More » • (1975 views)

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Revolutionary Success

OldFlagby Timothy Lane   1/20/14
Successful revolutions have a long history of resulting in worse conditions. Both in France (especially with the Jacobins) and in Russia (with the Bolsheviks) revolution took an amazingly bloody course. More » • (1520 views)

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The Dream Castle of Oz

amosozby Glenn Fairman   1/19/14
In the wake of Ariel Sharon’s passing, amidst the many glowing and disparaging words that have ever been uttered about this true Israeli battlefield hero and unwavering politician, it is surprising that the following quote I came upon by Jewish poet/novelist Amos Oz’ scalds my sensibilities so: More » • (1813 views)

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Book Review: Four Blood Moons

BloodMoonby Deana Chadwell    1/18/14
Not long ago I stood in the parking lot at church with the rest of the evening congregation and stared at the moon. It was blood red. I’d never seen one before – it was the eeriest, most chilling spectacle. I almost expected it to start dripping. More » • (4083 views)

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Lying to Linda

LyingThumbby Deana Chadwell    1/18/14
On a steamy hot day over half a century ago Martin Luther King stood on the capital steps and started his most famous speech with these words, “I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. More » • (1235 views)

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Debating Evolution

Evolutionby Trevor Thomas   1/18/14
Recently, Answers in Genesis, the Christian organization devoted to teaching “the relevance of a literal Genesis to the church and the world,” announced an upcoming (February 4) debate between Ken Ham, founder and president of the Creation Museum, and Bill Nye of TV’s “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” More » • (2606 views)

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Book Review: “Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life” by William Herndon and Jesse Weik

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu   1/17/14
I had heard about this book many years back, but had never seen it in bookstores. Maybe this was because most of the bookstores I frequented were in Asia. However using that miracle of the modern age, Kindle, I was able to download both volumes of this biography for free. In this review I will deal with the first volume. More » • (1805 views)

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The Primal Bitch of Income Inequality

welfarestateby Glenn Fairman   1/16/14
Being an Economic Progressive apparently means rarely having to say you’re sorry. For even when the jig is up in some liberal Promise Zone fantasyland, you’re still the top vulture of the carrion food chain. More » • (2225 views)

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