Saving Thanksgiving

I’ve noted something recently about Thanksgiving in particular and American gratitude in general. Our gratitude is generally accompanied by a spirit of resignation or complacency. I read posts and hear comments all the time to this effect: “Sure, America is going down the toilet, but it’s still the greatest country on earth. We still have […]

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Canada’s New Prescription for Heroin Addicts? Heroin.

Leave it to Canada to figure out the obvious: the reason why heroin addicts are experiencing withdrawals is because they don’t have heroin. Duh. And Canada has found a solution for these heroin withdrawals. It’s called heroin: Doctors in Canada will become the first medics in North America to prescribe heroin to addicts next week. […]

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Surprise! New Docs Involve White House in IRS Scandal

I’m sure everyone here will be extraordinarily surprised to find out that 2,500 new documents indicate that the White House knew what the IRS was doing to conservative non-profits all along: In a shocking [sic] revelation, the Treasury Inspector General has identified some 2,500 documents that “potentially” show taxpayer information held by the Internal Revenue […]

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There is No Quick Fix for the Ferguson Fiasco

Following a grand jury decision Monday night, Ferguson is yet again wreathed in flames and roiling in discord. A grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, so a mob of increasingly non-peaceful protestors decided to take it out on the city: Monday night’s destruction appeared to be much worse than protests after August’s shootings, […]

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Does Artistic Purity Ever Demand Vulgarity?

This is the fourth installment in the “Whatever” series on a biblical view of the arts, drawn from Philippians 4:8. If you missed the last three articles, you can read them here: Whatever is True, Whatever is Honorable, and Whatever is Just. Whatever is Pure: Set Apart Art Something pure (ἁγνός hagnos) is set apart […]

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The Dwindling Power of OPEC

As if you hadn’t noticed, gas prices are plummeting. You may have wondered why this is the case. There is really one main reason, and it is shaking things up for OPEC. The US is producing far more oil than it ever has before: Opec nations are producing about 200,000 bpd more than their agreed […]

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Obama’s Political Individualism Could Hurt Hillary Clinton in 2016

Following the midterm “repudiation” of Obama’s policies, he largely doubled-down on his unpopular agenda and moved forward with executive actions independent of the “hostile” Congress. But this political individualism may hurt the Democrats in general, and Hillary Clinton in particular, in 2016: Mr. Obama’s willingness to disregard the public’s wishes will hurt Mrs. Clinton in […]

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