September 12, 2002
Advertising Watch

It's understood in newspaper circles that you don't place certain stories on the same page as certain ads. For example, when I worked at the North County Times we unwittingly placed the bios of victims of the Columbine school shooting on the same page as a gun show ad. Similarly you don't place stories on […]

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September 10, 2002
A return to sanity and an omen of things to come?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously brought you that atheist hit "The Pledge of Allegiance is Unconstitutional," has ruled that a public school near Seattle violated a student's rights by refusing to give her Bible club the same rights and privileges granted other student groups. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

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August 26, 2002
Muslim nations vs. Muslim people

Several weeks ago I created a little bit of a firestorm by suggesting that the United States should think twice about granting student or tourist visas to people from Arab countries in the wake of Sept. 11. However, in contrast to the way I think United States policy should be vis a vis Islamists and […]

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August 8, 2002
Read this or else!

UNC Chapel Hill is requiring its incoming freshmen to read "Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations." This, of course, has caused an uproar. While the book itself may be informative, requiring it to be read by all freshmen is, well, something that they'd never allow if the book in question was Josh McDowell's "More than […]

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July 19, 2002
Our "strategic partners" the Chinese

The Washington Times Bill Gertz reports today that the U.S.is penalizing eight Chinese firms for exporting germ-weapons materials and missile technology to countries like Iran. The sales occurred between September 2000 and October 2001 and violated the Iran-Iraq Nonproliferation Act of 1992. The act mandates sanctions against companies or governments that make sales that "could […]

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July 9, 2002
Religious relativism

The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof attacks Islam for its brutality towards women, support of terrorism and dearth of freedom and democracy. But American Christians are just as bad. [T]he Islamic world represses women, spawns terrorism, is prone to war, resists democracy and has contributed remarkably few great scientists or writers to modern civilization. So […]

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February 24, 2002
Voter guide

The latest Christian Coalition voter guide is out. I got mine today on my car at church. I don't think churches should be involved in politics like this. I don't like it when (typically democratic) politicians go and speak in black churches. I don't like it when the Christian Coalition drops its voter guides on […]

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November 14, 2001
Freed!

Good news! All eight of the foreign aid workers held for three months in Afghanistan by the Taliban have been freed. It's still unclear whether or not they were released by their captors or freed by Northern Alliance fighters or, possibly, U.S. special forces. How they were freed isn't important right now, what's important is […]

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November 14, 2001
Stranger in a strange land

Well, it's just one post after another. I wish I had time to write this stuff earlier in the day, but with work being the way it is, I really didn't get time to do it. Normally I'd put this in some sort of bulleted list and just post once, but I'm still working on […]

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