Monthly Archives: February 2011

Booksellers: Merchants of Culture

It doesn’t take long for even acquaintances to discover that I am a rabid bibliophile.  Perhaps not to the extent that I am piling up books I’ve never read into storage bins behind overstuffed bookshelves which have other storage bins full of … Continue reading

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The Search For Perennial Wheat

UPDATE (04 Feburary 2012): I keep looking for more information every year on this topic, and while I do not have anything growing this year other than about an acre of winter wheat in a south field, this is a … Continue reading

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Union Thugs Attack Tabitha Hale

So threatening speech is bad, but when a union thug smacks Tabitha Hale over at FreedomWorks, this passes by without comment from the MSM? Seriously? The outrage here is palpable.  Tom White vents a little frustration with the whole episode: … Continue reading

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Latino Voters and the GOP?

Ever wonder why some people would drive away a voting bloc of 50 million pro-life, pro-family, pro-business and Christian voters based on the potential that their numbers may harbor anywhere from 8-20 million people whose only crime in wanting a … Continue reading

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Political Wire: Kaine Really Does Matter

I kid you not: Landing (Tim) Kaine — a top-tier recruit who has wavered on the idea of running — would be the sort of foundational building block that Senate Democrats could build around. You’ve gotta be kidding me?  Tim … Continue reading

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“Death to the Machines!”

I was introduced to the movie Metropolis by a very close friend of mine, and I have to admit the 1927 Fritz Lang classic has become one of my favorite movies of all time. The script was written by Thea … Continue reading

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Standing on My Head: Quixote Catholicism

What will it take to re-evangelize the West? Fr. Dwight Longenecker offers an idea: Those who follow this watered down, vague and spindly belief system (I can’t even call it a religion) therefore seem immune to real Christianity because they … Continue reading

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Montaigne the Proto-Blogger?

Our friends at The American Interest sort of shoot down the idea that Montaigne was an inspiration for the modern-day blogger: Bakewell presents a thoroughly contemporary Montaigne, undogmatically liberal in his moral and social views, radically modern (even postmodern) in … Continue reading

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Maybe Archbishop Gomez Should Visit Prince William?

Archbishop Gomez offers the following insights on the Catholic approach to immigration reform: The American bishops support a comprehensive reform of our immigration policies that secures our borders and gives undocumented immigrants the chance to earn permanent residency and eventual … Continue reading

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Tip to America: You Don’t Understand Arab Culture

Barry Rubin hits it home: This is a huge lesson in political culture. It also shows just how bad the media coverage has been! Mubarak is not resigning. He’s managing the “reform” process. He is appointing a committee to study constitutional … Continue reading

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