A Review of The Man in the Middle

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The Man in the Middle:An Inside Account of Faith and Politics in the George W. Bush EraBy Timothy S. Goeglein(B&H Publishing Group, Nashville, Tennessee, 2011)Reviewed by Connie MarshnerMany people write Washington memoirs because they want to air dirty laundry or spew forth detraction and . . . . Continue Reading »

The Political Parties Are Too Democratic

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David Frum, former speech writer for George W. Bush, wonders aloud: When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? The German weekly Der Spiegel carries this article in its English-language edition: A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses . Even if this is rhetorical overkill, the Republican . . . . Continue Reading »

Who’s Really Persecuting the Copts?

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As Ross Douthat warned last week in the New York Times , this is a grave hour for the Copts of Egypt, as it is for Christians all across the Middle East. Their numbers have been diminishing for decades, as they have been squeezed between the malignant policies of foreign powers and a resurgent, . . . . Continue Reading »

Freedom of Choice in Abortion Insurance

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Some readers will recall that I recently argued in favor of keeping more or less the current federal healthcare insurance plan, provided that it be amended fully to exclude abortion and euthanasia, and to protect conscience. My reason was that heathcare insurance in the private market has shown a . . . . Continue Reading »