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When Privacy Is Abolished, What’s a Murderer to Do?

For better or worse, from childhood most of us are taught that God is always watching us ...

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A Different Romney-Paul for 2012?

Spotting what might be a manifestation of an interesting cultural trend, political and cul...

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LA Times Now Charging for Access

Since I was born and raised in LA and now live in the Chicago area I’ve made it a habi...

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“Propaganda Time” — The President in the Textbooks

Mary Grabar, an English instructor, limns the political hagiography that masquerades as in...

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Freedom of Religion for Everyone — Well, Almost Everyone

David Coppedge thinks his religious orientation resulted in his being fired from a governm...

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Victimhood Mentality Prevails at USDA

The Inspector General (IG) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recentl...

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John Updike on His Signal Failure to Become the Next Erle Stanley Gardner or P. G. Wodehouse

Curt Evans has recently posted on his The Passing Tramp weblog about some of John Updike's...

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A Contemporary Reaction to ‘The Time Machine’

The reviewer, Richard Holt Hutton (1826-97), according to Wikipedia, was the son of a Unit...

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Collins’s “True Detective” is Truly Impressive

[Detective] Miller stood planted there like one of the lions in front of the Art Institut...

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“De-development”: A Plan, Not a Stutter

Were you duped into buying a car because it was advertised as being big, powerful, or sexy...

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Heartland’s Big Money Threat to Climate Research

Anthony Watts at Watts Up With That confesses to "a change of heart": I’ve been sent som...

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Something New Under the Sun: The Greedy Businessman Did It!

You would think after all these years of being bombarded by the modern liberalism’s assu...

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My Lunch with Andrew Brietbart

I woke up this morning to the now familiar shocking news that Andrew Brietbart was dead. T...

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Death of a Monkee: Davy Jones, RIP

But today, there is no day or night Today, there is no dark or light Today, there is no bl...

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A Tale of Destruction and Depravity: George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

“From poetry the reader justly expects, and from good poetry always obtains, the enlarge...

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Dawkins Only “6.9 out of 7” Sure There is No God

Many fundamentalist atheists have an abnormal sense of certainty about what they think the...

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Sin Can Be Therapeutic and Socially Beneficial, Says a Psychologist

"Sin. Sin. Sin. You're all sinners. You're all doomed to perdition. You're all goin' to th...

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“Bullet for a Star” is a Welcome E-release, But Overpriced.

The good news—almost wonderful news, except for the One Problem that I'll detail at the...

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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is Cultural Progress

I started getting SI because of extra United Airline miles I could use up. I find the maga...

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Heartland Institute Responds to Publishing of False and Stolen Documents

[Yesterday, documents purporting to be confidential strategy memos from The Heartland Inst...

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“Damsels in Distress” to the Rescue!

Ooh! Ooh! After more than a decade without a new Whit Stillman film, his new one, "Damse...

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A Random Series of Music-Related Observations

A lot has happened in the pop music world in the last nine days, so herewith follows a r...

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On Giving Up The Internet For Lent

I'm giving up the Internet for Lent. I did the same thing last year. This might at first ...

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Do Laughing Gorillas, Chuckling Parrots, and Giggling Rats Prove Human Evolution?

Even when they're dealing with LIVING animals, the evolutionary mindset is never far from ...

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Hines’s ‘The Unseen’ Is Worth a Look

I think I'll just start my review by saying that T. L. Hines's The Unseen is one of the m...

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If You Really Want to Start a Fight…

For those of you who insist on living dangerously, just do what these people did (and use ...

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Can “The World’s Richest Useful Idiot” End Poverty Worldwide?

When the Beatles sang about how money can't buy you love, they were only half right; it ca...

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Springsteen’s Charity Bawl

I love Bruce Springsteen's music, and admire him as a human being (albeit with reservation...

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Vinyl Record Resurgence Speaks to Digital Limitations

Progressives and negative conservatives have something in common; they both tend to think ...

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Liberal Bias in the Media-Science Establishment Complex

"Incredible as it sounds," reports CEH with tongue slightly in cheek, "the science news me...

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Compassionate with Other People’s Money

According to Barack Obama, his Christian faith compels him to require the “rich” to pa...

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Appreciating the 1970s Culture: Thoughts on the Passing of Brother Don Cornelius

If ever there was a decade I’d enjoy being stuck in forever it’d be the 1970s. Waterga...

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A New Wrinkle: “Muslim-friendly Bibles”

Joel Richardson, at WND, reports on . . . a major controversy developing as the latest alt...