Timothy Michael Law on FOX News

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Yesterday the FT blog saw much discussion of the Reza Aslan interview on FOX News. Today Timothy Michael Law, editor of  Marginalia Review of Books , posted his spoof of the interview. LAUREN GREEN: Timothy Michael Law has never been a Hellenistic Jew but has always followed the faith of his . . . . Continue Reading »

Why Americans Care About the Royal Baby

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Britain buzzes with excitement over the birth of a royal baby boy. That’s as it should be. After all, this baby is third in line for the throne. The nation looks forward to its first glimpse at their potential monarch. But Britain isn’t the only country that cares about the new royal. . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Rightness of Exercising your Rights

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This weekend a Florida jury decided that George Zimmerman did not murder Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman exercised his right to defend himself with lethal force. My knowledge of this case is far from perfect, but the evidence seems to cast shadows of doubt every which way. The jury found that Zimmerman . . . . Continue Reading »

The Power of Storytelling

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Today Rod Dreher has an excellent piece over at The American Conservative . In it he argues that conservatism is losing because conservatives have given up on storytelling. Didactic writings issued from think tanks aren’t very likely to influence behavior. Compelling stories are. Dreher . . . . Continue Reading »

Are Smurfs Atheistic Existentialists?

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Everyone has a worldview. Even smurfs. This weekend I saw the new trailer for Smurfs 2. It looks to be a fun romp. Gargamel is back, and he’s got a new plan for catching those little blue people who are two apples high. If the trailer accurately represents the film, we’ll be entertained . . . . Continue Reading »

Abortion Activists Hail Satan

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Do people really show their true colors when under pressure? The Texas legislature is back in session again, once again trying to pass a law that would significantly restrict abortion in Texas. Both protesters and supporters were out in full force yesterday, and things seemed to get a little . . . . Continue Reading »