Daily Archives: March 24, 2009

Pro-Choice, Pro-Gay Marriage, Economically Libertarian: Meet the Future of the Republican Party

Or, at least, I hope this is the future of the Republican Party. I like Meghan McCain’s self possession, social tolerance, and emotional expansiveness. She is the jewel of the Republican tribe. Now watch, in the near future, the self-righteous right savage … Continue reading

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A Liberal Churchman, An Authoritarian Calvinist, a Former Prostitute, and Deepak Chopra: ABC’s “Nightline Face-Off” Series Sets a Circus-Like Atmosphere for a Debate on the Existence of the Devil

So reports the Christian Post. Welcome to the sensationalist Idiocracy: Two controversial preachers, a former Las Vegas escort and an author on spirituality have been recruited by ABC to debate the existence of Satan on Friday. The unexpected line-up will … Continue reading

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Farting 8th Grader Says He Didn’t Even Do It! “It was the kid who sits in front of me.”

This today in The Ledger (of Lakeland, Florida): An eighth-grader at the Bill Duncan Excel Center in South Lakeland, Locke, 15, has been suspended from riding the school bus for three days after being accused of passing gas. “Jonathan passes … Continue reading

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The Fifth Beatle: Conservative William F. Buckley on the Beatles—and What It Means for Barack Obama and Contemporary Conservatism

In 1964, William F. Buckley said of the Beatles:  “The Beatles are not merely awful. They are so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art, that they qualify as crowned heads of antimusic.” … Continue reading

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Neo-Byzantine: Obama as Golden Haloed Medieval Art Icon

Tue Mar 24, 2:26 AM ET U.S. President Barack Obama in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, March 23, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

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