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The Puritans did not have “art,” in the modern sense, says Maureen Mullarkey —just beauty .

Peter Leithart is reading about: Dickens , Auerbach , Joban complaints , Abraham , and cinematic sex .

Here at First Thoughts , we have Dale M. Coulter on immigration: “Given the doctrine of creation, Christians have always respected the rule of law where law refers not primarily to civil laws, but to the eternal law.”

On the Square today, Henry Olsen reminds Republicans to care for regular people, while Dylan Pahman reminds the Ecumenical Patriarch of . . . well . . . the same thing.

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