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Pete Spiliakos is a columnist for First Things.

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Why (Or Why Not) Rick Perry?

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I  don’t know what to think about Rick Perry running for President.  I sure don’t have anything against him running, but several points as to Perry’s political strengths, 1.  Perry gets a lot of credit because Texas under his governorship has had population increase . . . . Continue Reading »

Waiting To Be Superman

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One of the standard interpretations of the Superman mythology goes something like this: Clark Kent is a seeming weakling who is despised by the girl he wants.  She is mean to him, but he wants her just the same.  He doesn’t just want a relationship with her, he also wants her . . . . Continue Reading »