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R. Andrew Newman
R. Andrew Newman is a freelance journalist in western Nebraska.
by | Feb 13, 2009

The cows looked ice-cold. On a day like that in western Nebraska, if some miscreant had played the game of cow-tipping, if he had sneaked up on one of those furry steak-and-hamburger contraptions to give it a shove, he probably…

by | Oct 10, 2008

Never in history has the world been as economically linked as it is today. “Linked,” in fact, may be too weak a term to convey the nature of the connections. “Wired” seems a more apt metaphor, for it takes into…

by | Feb 18, 2008

If Movement Conservatives once and for all could bring ideological purity to the Republican Party, they would no longer have to go nose-to-nose with the Democrats for control of the White House and the Congress. No, instead, a Movement Conservative-dominated…

by | Apr 19, 2007

The secular world tries to make sense of the senseless, to understand the bloody massacre at Virginia Tech. Some point to guns. Others finger society. Still others attempt to transform the murderer into some kind of victim. Anything to understand,…

by | Feb 23, 2007

This week marks the beginning of Lent. At churches this time of year, reading lists are suggested, prayer and fasting regimens outlined, almsgiving opportunities provided — all potentially fruitful and beneficial for believers. I must stress I speak as one…

by | Feb 15, 2007

At TCS Daily earlier this month, economist and theorist Arnold Kling filed a list of principles for “libertarian conservatives,” who find themselves “under siege from so many directions.” And, in the “open, voluntary, do-it-yourself, just-in-time” world of the Internet, he…

by | Jan 23, 2007

Add a sticker and the bumper of a vehicle transforms itself into the driver’s very own billboard. One moving billboard I’ve seen lately is puzzling: “Let Peace Begin With Me.” I suppose that’s a fine sentiment, but it makes me…

by | Jan 12, 2007

Embryonic screening allows couples to not only play God, but the devil. It seems some couples are moseying up to the baby menu and ordering ones heavy on the defects and disabilities. According to a recent survey of fertility clinics,…

by | Dec 29, 2006

People who don’t make New Year’s resolutions worry me. Are they perfect? Are they simply waiting for the great up escalator to descend from the sky? Are they biding their time until Barack Hussein Obama delivers us from this red-blue…

by | Dec 21, 2006

I had the pleasure of attending the Christmas pageant put on my daughter’s school earlier this week. Nothing warms the heart like little boys in bathrobes swinging walking canes, two-legged cows and donkeys, and girls in choir robes with glittery…

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