Choose

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

If you choose the right noun, many times you won’t need the adjective. If you choose the right verb, you probably won’t need the adverb.

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Lame

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

The lame-duck session of a legislature should never be used to pass major items, yet Illinois Democrats continue to use this ploy to rule against the will of the people. They passed a 67-percent “temporary” income tax increase in 2011 and would like to pass a massive increase in the minimum wage in the lame-duck session this year. Legislators are free to vote their consciences, but they are not free to escape accountability for their votes.

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Obama’s Imperial Transformation Is Now Complete

Friday, November 21st, 2014

By Charles C. W. Cooke

The president has become everything he ran against.

“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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Miserable

Friday, November 21st, 2014

That which doesn’t kill me only makes me more miserable.

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On the Radio: Is This the End for Mideast Christianity?

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

John Blok of Moody Radio interviews me about the CT article by Philip Jenkins, “Is This the End for Mideast Christianity?” The link to the article is below.

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Red

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Three years ago, President Obama said, “Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. Not just on immigration reform. But that’s … not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”

Apparently President Obama is crossing his own red line. Let’s see if Congress does anything about it.

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Attention

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

If you think that life is all about getting through with as few problems and as much stuff as possible, then you haven’t been paying attention.

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By Russell Moore

Poet Wendell Berry responded to the technological utopianism of naturalistic scientism with an observation that I believe frames the entire discussion of what it means to affirm the complementarity of man and woman in marriage. His observation was that any civilization must decide whether it will see persons as machines or as persons. If we are creatures, he argued, then we have meaning and purpose and dignity—but with all of that we have limits. If we see ourselves as machines, then we will believe the Faustian myth of our own limitless power and our ability to reshape even what it means to be human.

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Podcast: Maigret, Newly Translated

Monday, November 17th, 2014

John Wilson tells why the reissue of Simenon’s great series is such good news.

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Hollow

Monday, November 17th, 2014

President Obama says that the latest ISIS beheading is an act of “pure evil.” I agree, but how much weight should we ascribe to his words? Let’s face it. After spending years calling Republicans such as Mitt Romney evil, his use of the word against ISIS reveals how hollow his pronouncements are. We have no reason to believe anything our president says,. even when he somehow manages to say the right thing.

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