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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

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Movie Review: Tombstone (1993)

Tombstoneby Brad Nelson   1/1/14
Hicks and Hudson (Bill Paxton and Michael Biehn) from 1986’s Aliens reunite in this retelling of the O.K. Corral story. My favorite film of this event is 1957’s Gunfight at the O.K. Corral with Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas. But the Russell/Kilmer effort is a close second. More » • (3393 views)

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A Mostly Libertarian View – Part III

DontTreadThumbby Steve Lancaster   1/1/14
Economics and Business: “The best lack all conviction, while the worst/Are full of passionate intensity” (Yeats again). More » • (925 views)

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A New Year’s Meditation

NewYearby Glenn Fairman   12/31/13
Perched over the precipice separating one year from the next, I am tempted to shout out a cry of relief, considering what tragedies have occurred under 2013’s doleful watch. Indeed, death and dismay have attended my door. More » • (1299 views)

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A New Catholic Heresy

Babylonianby Robert Klein Engler   12/30/13
On August 13, 2013 the Guardian reported that astronomers had witnessed the birth of a new star. “Images of the birth of a star around 1,400 light years away from Earth is captured by scientists at the European Southern Observatory, (in) Chile.” More » • (1407 views)

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On Social Issues, Neal Boortz is Lost

NealBoortzby Trevor Thomas   12/30/13
While substituting for Sean Hannity recently, Neal Boortz went into another of his “libertarian” rants against “social” conservatives. More » • (2122 views)

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Go Tell It On The Mountain

Pentatonixby Deana Chadwell    12/29/13
This year, as our family celebrated Christmas, our background music featured the new hit a cappella group Pentatonix. My granddaughters entertained us by lip-synching to Little Drummer Boy and Go Tell it on the Mountain – a rendition that made the most of the song’s African American origins. More » • (1481 views)

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The “G”-Men (1935)

GMenThumbby Brad Nelson   12/29/13
This time Jimmy Cagney is on the right side of the law in this film about the early days of the FBI. The days are indeed early; the “G”-men don’t even carry guns. They’re just getting organized in the fight against crime where crossing state lines has been the criminal’s best friend. More » • (2091 views)

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Book Excerpt: Maybe He’s Not Gay

MaybeNotGayThumbby Linda Harvey   12/29/13
Excerpt from Chapter 1 of Maybe He’s Not Gay, a new book by Linda Harvey: More » • (1185 views)

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LibJesusby Steve Lancaster  12/28/13
Jesus was the first Libertarian. There it is said, but does that make it so? There are undoubted thousands perhaps millions who would contend with that statement and have excellent reasons to dispute based on scripture and two thousand years of history. More » • (1387 views)

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Libertarians: The Bolsheviks of the Right

Kunk Fu Zoby Kung Fu Zu   12/28/13
Much of what Libertarians preach is simply a rehash of classical liberalism or constitutional conservatism. To a very great extent, American Conservatives fall into the category of classical liberals and wish for the smallest possible government consistent with maintaining a peaceful and orderly community. More » • (2632 views)

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Stubborn Year

NewYearby Brad Nelson   12/28/13
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ― Alfred Tennyson  •  I was struggling a bit with whether or not to do some type of “Year End Review.” I struggle because it sounds pretentious and pompous. Plus, we haven’t been around quite a year yet. More » • (908 views)

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Movie Review: White Heat (1949)

WhiteHeatThumbby Brad Nelson   12/27/13
Gangster movies are an old Hollywood standby. And when turning back the clock to watch some of these old black-and-white wonders, it is often the case that nostalgia makes up for what is sometimes a lack of cinematic expertise and artistry. But that is not true of White Heat with James Cagney which sizzles. More » • (2193 views)

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