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Jordan Peele, director, and writer of the acclaimed horror-satire Get Out (released on DVD on May 23, 2017), is a black man. And Peele has been quite open about his views on race relations, once telling the Los Angeles Times, “Little…

Former Rep. Allen West has no plans to run for reelection — but he wants to help conservative minorities and military veterans win seats in Congress. “I asked myself, ‘How can I help the next generation of minority conservatives?’” West…

“Gritty” continues to characterize The Bible, as the third installment of the History Channel series makes more sacrifices on the altar of ratings stunts. Firstly, in order to make the Babylonian sack of Jerusalem as bloody and violent as possible, the episode condensed the Bible’s reported…

The first Pope from the New World comes from Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio. The first Pope from the Society of Jesus, he is taking the name Francis, an historic first which nevertheless has a long tradition: St. Francis of Assisi (founder…

The second installment of The Bible fared somewhat better in terms of accuracy this week. I at least observed no grievous misrepresentations, barring a significant shortening of the Samson and Delilah story that took away the original’s mysterious charm — in the actual story Samson…

Ever since medieval mystery plays, the Bible has offered a lucrative playground for show business. The Good Book’s engrossing stories and a guaranteed audience provide the ingredients of success for a profession wedded to ratings. Believers rightly approach these attempts…

As earlier noted, an open rift is appearing in the Senate GOP between the filibustering Rand Paul (and Co.) and the dining John McCain (and Co.). Whereas Paul took the battle to the Senate floor and from there via C-SPAN to the American people,…

As the White House closes for tours, Bankrupting America presents a penny jar.  

Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European FutureBy Samuel Gregg(Encounter Books, 363 pages, $25.99) “Europe” is a concept Europeans are still getting used to. It should not, therefore, be surprising that it took a book…

by Abby Streu | Mar 1, 2013

The sequester program of spending cuts constitutes the least friendly method of cutting. Instead of involving a reflective process and a proverbial scalpel, it operates like a penalty and with an axe. Few who push for cuts should be thrilled…

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