Monthly Archives: April 2011

Christopher Hitchens & the KJV

Via Vanity Fair, here’s a fine account from Christopher Hitchens of the—King James Version—greatest of all the English translations of the Bible. As always with Mr. Hitchens, there’s room for a good anecdote: After she was elected the first female … Continue reading

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Mitch Daniels: Still Looking at 2012?

Guess so.

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Less Church, More England

Blogging about the royal wedding over at the Corner yesterday, I noted that the C of E needed a little less church and a little more England. Via the Daily Telegraph, here’s the sort of thing I meant: Jerusalem, a … Continue reading

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Civilizational collapse, part 642: Studying the bus schedule in English class–for credit!

Is soullessness a job requirement for “education reformers?”  I have never seen evidence to the contrary.  The latest travesty to roll out of the ER factory is the so-called “Common Core” state standards initiative, a voluntary set of learning goals … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking Watch: Endless Female Victimhood

You might have thought that as research accumulates on the biological aspect of human conduct, radical feminists would have lightened up a bit on their charge of widespread institutionalized sexism, especially since they have dominated the institutions that they finger … Continue reading

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Eric Holder does not play the race card

Federal district court judges are ignoring Congressional sentencing rules regarding crack defendants, but the Justice Department, to its credit, is opposing this judicial rewriting of the law, reports the New York Times’s Adam Liptak.  In 2010, Congress narrowed the disparities … Continue reading

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First Amendment Burned in Michigan?

Cross-posted on the Corner: On the face of it, the First Amendment does not seem to be in terribly good shape in Dearborn, Michigan: DEARBORN, Mich., April 23 (UPI) — A constitutional law professor says a trial and the brief … Continue reading

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Cross-posted on the Corner: Yes, yes, my bad; I’m late for Earth Day, but here, via Religion Dispatches, is a piece that discusses the ‘rights’ of the Earth, the eco-system and, well, just about everything. Yes, it’s an absurd premise, … Continue reading

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Great Dreyfus’s Ghost!

Poor old “Piss Christ” has been in the wars again. The Guardian reports: When New York artist Andres Serrano plunged a plastic crucifix into a glass of his own urine and photographed it in 1987 under the title Piss Christ, … Continue reading

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Update to Previous Post

In a very friendly & gentlemanly email, Nick Schulz assures me that his post on the AEI blog was meant as a fun tweak, not a sneer.  My apologies to Nick. After all those columns I’ve written about everyone being … Continue reading

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