God, I Thank You that I am Not Like this Pharisee

I was thinking this morning about the phrase “But for the grace of God, go I.” Along with a number of other Christian clichés, this one tends to be trotted out in public during dubious shows of humility. And, also similar to other Christian clichés, “but for the grace of God, go I” is hard for […]

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The Fascinating History of the “Bad Apples” Proverb

I read an article from NPR that explored the etymological history of the proverb: “A few bad apples spoil the barrel.” According to the article, the majority meaning for “a few bad apples” has completely reversed from its original import: Back then [in the 19th century], nobody ever talked about “just a few bad apples” […]

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One Rotten Police Chief Represents Everything Wrong with Law Enforcement

Meet Jimmy Williamson. He’s the current Police Chief for the University of Georgia Campus Police. He also should have been fired many times over for any number of wrongdoings: mismanagement, intimidation, corruption, hypocrisy, low employee morale, sexual harassment, racism, wrongful termination, failure to uphold the law, and possibly more. He became the subject of an […]

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You Won’t Believe Who Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital is Supporting for President

Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Mitt Romney founded, is throwing a big election fundraiser in February. You will not believe who it is for.

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