Monthly Archives: October 2011

Romney as the new Dukakis

The analogy is pretty obvious. I brought it up in March, and George F. Will concludes a recently column with the idea: Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from “data” (although … Continue reading

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Hanging On In There

Stephen Budiansky appears to be channeling the idiocy of Leon Kass (the “suffering is good for you” guru who chaired George W. Bush’s grotesque tax-payer funded “bio-ethics” boondoggle) in the latter part of this attack on Steve Jobs’s attempts to … Continue reading

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Offended (2)

I first came across the French Catholic fundamentalist group, “Institut Civitas’ in a story posted here a month or so ago. Here they are again: Paris police have arrested around 20 Christian fundamentalists who burst into a theatre and threw … Continue reading

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The Pope Presumes (But Means Well, I Think)

These comments by the Pope seem to be intended as a friendly gesture towards agnostics, and so that’s how they should be taken. Nevertheless, he presumes a little too much: In addition to the two phenomena of religion and anti-religion, … Continue reading

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali is pregnant!

Behind the times. I did not know. A question of loyalty: Reportedly pregnant (her husband is British historian Niall Ferguson), she says she will raise her children to be faithful to the United States above all. “If my child were … Continue reading

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“Are Mormons Christians?”

Andrew Sullivan looks at the issue of whether Mormons are Christians here. For my part, I don’t much care one way or the other, but I don’t think there can be a great deal of doubt about it. In the … Continue reading

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Via the Daily Telegraph: South Africa’s advertising watchdog has banned a television commercial depicting angels falling from heaven because they are attracted to a man’s deodorant after a complaint from a Christian.The advertisement for Axe deodorant (known as Lynx in … Continue reading

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If You Don’t Martyr Me, I’ll Kill Ya

At The Corner, our National Review group blog, David French offers a cute thought experiment:  What if present-day Christianity were as addled with terrorist impulses as present-day Islam? It isn’t, of course, but terrorism is not completely alien to Christianity.  … Continue reading

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The West: the swords of Islam

Revolution Won, Top Libyan Official Vows a New and More Pious State: The leader of Libya’s transitional government declared to thousands of revelers in a crowded square here on Sunday that Libya’s revolution had ended, setting the country on the … Continue reading

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Why stand athwart history?

Coming soon to a bookstore near you: Reflections on the Revolution in Araby.

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