May 5, 2008
Obama and the flag

We now have the real answer to why Barack Obama doesn't like to wear a flag pin on his lapel. He's afraid his old buddy, Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers will step on it.

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May 5, 2008
Dred Scott

Columnist Anna Quindlen has the following insightful analysis of Supreme Court decisions and their effects (via Ramesh Ponnuru @ The Corner) But, more important, history tells us that the decisions that made people angriest at the time are often the ones that seem most obviously just. Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case, […]

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May 4, 2008
The media analyzes religion

With the exception of the military, there is probably no subject that the mainstream media is less qualified to cover intelligently than religion. Case in point is Washington Post writer and "On Faith" co-host Sally Quinn's appearance on PBS' "Charlie Rose" show last week. Newsbusters' Tim Graham reports: Sally Quinn came on with Rev. Floyd […]

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May 3, 2008
Hoystory does math

The end of March Madness also marks the time that my cell phone contract is up. My cell phone -- which is more often used as a PDA and for its Internet browsing capabilities -- is a pretty nice HTC 6700 that has worked well. I've experienced none of the horror stories others have with […]

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May 2, 2008
What a relief

This is good news: WASHINGTON—A recent glut of feature stories on the death of the American newspaper has temporarily made the outmoded form of media appealing enough to stave off its inevitable demise for an additional 21 days, sources reported Monday. "People really seem to identify with these moving, 'end-of-an-era'-type pieces," Washington Post editor-in-chief Leonard […]

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May 1, 2008
Settling

Several years ago I was at a weekend church retreat for 20something singles up in the Big Bear area. One of the church's pastors gave a talk that I've long forgotten the details of, but not the larger point: He encouraged the women in the group "not to settle" when it came to choosing a […]

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May 1, 2008
RIP, Sgt. Merlin German

Marine Sgt. Merlin German has died due to complications from surgery, three years after he was horribly injured by an IED in Iraq. RIP.

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May 1, 2008
Contortionists do global warming

Some scientists have discovered that global warming has decided to take a holiday because all of the carbon dioxide humans are shooting into the atmosphere isn't enough to overcome natural fluctuations. Researchers studying long-term changes in sea temperatures said they now expect a "lull" for up to a decade while natural variations in climate cancel […]

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