Thomas Sowell (Townhall.com). It has long seemed to me that there is far more rationality in sports, and in commentaries on sports, than there is in politics and in commentaries on politics. What has puzzled me is why this is so, when what happens in politics has far more serious effects on people’s lives. To […]

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World — Internet giant Google Inc. stepped up its advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights on July 7 with the launch of a “Legalize Love” campaign, timed to coincide with an annual gay-pride procession in London. Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Google’s European diversity chief, told a London audience his company would partner with organizations […]

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Fox News — Rep. Todd Akin, who played up his tea party credentials and conservative appeal, broke out from a three-way Missouri Republican primary on Tuesday to earn the right to take on Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, setting up one of the most closely watched Senate races of 2012. Akin won a contest defined by […]

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Ryrie argues for a literalistic hermeneutic based on Christ’s first coming being a literal event. But we find that the NT can see Christ and his kingdom coming spiritually, as well. This undercuts Ryrie’s argument. In the last post I noted that in general. But in this one I will focus on the problem presented […]

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One News Now — In 2008, 78 percent of America’s Jewish voters voted for Barack Obama — second only to the African-American vote, which was 97 percent. But a New York Times bestselling author doubts the president will receive that same kind of support from the Jewish community this year. Near the end of his […]

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Politico — Senate Majority Harry Reid again deflected questions Monday about releasing his tax returns, even as he continued to pound the demand for Mitt Romney to make more of his own public. Instead, Reid pointed to the financial disclosure forms he files as a member of Congress, which provide different information. “I’m a member […]

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Expect even more flags at Republican campaign events. And if the Democrats were wise, they might well strip the stage of flags altogether, suggests a new Cornell study, the first to look at the political impact of the flag’s image on Americans. The research finds that for up to eight months after glimpsing the stars […]

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