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Further Thoughts on MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

VoltaireThumbby Monsieur Voltaire
My article on MLK’s I have a dream speech has engendered some emotional responses. The issue is whether we should give great men a pass on their flaws and judge them solely on their intentions, or whether a critical look at their words and deeds is fair game. More » • (2319 views)

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Movie Review: The Wrestler

TheWrestlerThumbby Brad Nelson
I’ll be able to finish writing this review as soon as I find my right eyeball. It popped out the moment I saw Marisa Tomei buck-naked. I know it’s rolling around here someone. Hang on a second… More » • (799 views)

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Movie Review: Conquest of Space (1955)

ConquestofSpaceThumbby Brad Nelson
How far is too far? That is the tagline of this movie. The answer: “Oh, just a few hundred thousand miles beyond earth’s orbit…just far enough until General Merritt goes looney and starts spouting biblical doom-and-gloom prophesy.” More » • (2237 views)

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Movie Review: Breach

BreachThumbby Brad Nelson
I don’t know when my love affair with Chris Cooper started. It might have been his portrayal of July Johnson in the Lonesome Dove series. But I think it started with his portrayal of the stern father in the excellent (and relatively unknown) October Sky More » • (1094 views)

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Movie Review: Oasis (2002)

OasisThumbby Brad Nelson
Everyone’s a victim these days, so that’s a word that has lost a lot of emotional impact, at least for me. What we find ourselves doing in this culture is trying to ramp up our emotions and tears to match increasingly thinner notions of victimhood. More » • (950 views)

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A Foken Review: This is England

ThisIsEnglandThumbby Brad Nelson
This is England is small little film. But rather than damning it with faint praise, this describes a movie that is modest in scope (there are very few, if any, car crashes and camera shakes), and yet is genuine in content. More » • (884 views)

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Book Review: “Being Logical: A Guide to Good Thinking” by D. Q. McInerney

BeingLogicalThumbby Timothy Lane
Being Logical (Random House, 2004) by D. Q. McInerney, at the time a professor of logic and philosophy, is a general guide to logical reasoning and civil discourse. More » • (4676 views)

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Got MLK?

MLK thumbby Geoph2
Fifty years and still celebrating the day of the “Dream” speech? Come on. We don’t celebrate the “day that will live in infamy” speech. We don’t gather for the “ask not what your country can do for you” anniversary More » • (1229 views)

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Steynmied by NRO

NR-RINOlogo2by RobL
Facts are a stubborn thing my friends and I’ll offer you a new one for today. National Review used to be a conservative institution. More » • (4743 views)

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Please Donate Today: FRAXA Research Foundation

FRAXA logoWE ask for no money in running this site. We don’t take contributions. It’s a labor of love. But I want to do my best Jerry Lewis impersonation… More » • (2163 views)

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Movie Review: The Last Airbender

LastAirbenderThumbby Brad Nelson
I watched The Last Airbender fairly recently. It went against all my Spider-senses to do so. But a friend thought that I might like it. And, granted, it is a visual feast. More » • (816 views)

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What CBS Local Won’t Let You Say

SexEdThumbby RobL
A daily scan of Drudge Report provides access to news stories across the land not otherwise easily located. This story caught my eye: CPS Mandates Sexual, Health Education For Kindergarten. More » • (922 views)

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