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Larry Alex Taunton
Larry Alex Taunton is a cultural commentator, freelance writer, and the author of The Faith of Christopher Hitchens and The Grace Effect. You can follow him at larryalextaunton.com or on Twitter @larrytaunton.
by | Jun 28, 2019

Long before the election of Donald Trump to the office of president, Jerry Seinfeld called the owner of his favorite lunchtime dive “the Soup Nazi.” Then we had the acclaimed German film Downfall, chronicling Hitler’s last days. While hardly the…

by | Jun 23, 2019

Remember when Hank Williams Jr. was fired from his Monday Night Football gig when he compared then President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler? This led Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood to sing “You can’t compare the president to Hitler!” in…

by | Jun 16, 2019

“Only you — only you! — could manage to get shot in the ass!” The year was 1987. A group of middle-aged men sat under the umbrellas at the cheap fiberglass tables of the Holiday Inn in Columbus, Georgia not…

by | Jun 6, 2019

On Sunday, the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, made an unexpected stop at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia. Unlike so many of us, the President wasn’t going for the coffee and donuts. On the contrary,…

by | May 11, 2019

On April 7, 2017, in Stockholm, Sweden, Rakhmat Akilov, a Muslim immigrant and asylum-seeker, stole a beer truck in the heart of the city’s shopping district. Did he have a keg party in mind? No. Alcohol is forbidden in Islam….

by | May 5, 2019

Social standards of our day are changing with great rapidity and are enforced with a zeal that would impress Senator Joe McCarthy. So, in the spirit of the modern, I thought it would be interesting to judge some of history’s…

by | May 1, 2019

Last week, a woman in Coachella, California was caught on surveillance video tossing a sack full of puppies into a dumpster at a local NAPA Auto Parts store. The footage then shows a homeless man finding the puppies and retrieving…

by | Apr 23, 2019

I was driving through rural Alabama when I saw the sign above: “Bull Evaluation Center.” Since I am not a man of agriculture, I imagined this place having an altogether different purpose. Suppose we were to rustle up a few…

by | Apr 20, 2019

One didn’t have to be a golf fan to know something of Tiger Woods’s troubles when they became the subject of tabloids more than a decade ago. A man who appeared to have everything, his whole world seemed to come…

by | Apr 18, 2019

When you heard Notre Dame was ablaze, did you think Islamic terrorism might be involved? I did. And with the origin of the fire still uncertain, that remains a valid avenue of inquiry. Muslim extremists have attacked the landmark before, have…

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