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In the decade since it has been released, Terry Zwigoff’s profane, raunchy comedy Bad Santa has become the seasonal favorite for people who are fed up with Christmas. To those who find December’s forced merriment smothering and/or grating, the film…

Last year, education reformers had high hopes for a documentary film called Waiting for “Superman.” With impeccable liberal credentials — it was made by the same people behind Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth — the film mercilessly highlighted failures of…

by Sean Higgins | Aug 15, 2008

The Faith of Barack Obama By Stephen Mansfield (Thomas Nelson, 192 pages, $19.99) Stephen Mansfield wants to believe that Barack Obama can lead this nation to a religious revival. He wants to believe it so badly in fact that he…

A sad thing happened yesterday. The Washington Post‘s Thursday edition didn’t have Robert Novak’s column on the op-ed page. And it won’t ever again. Reading that column on Thursday mornings was a ritual of mine ever since I picked up…

Is Sen. Barack Obama an agnostic? In light of the controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright it may seem like a strange question to ask. Agnostics tend not to get into public spats with their pastors for the simple reason that…

by Sean Higgins | Apr 29, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The consensus was clear after the Rev. Jeremiah Wright finished speaking at the National Press Club Monday morning. The pastor had smacked one out of the park. Just ask any of the black church leaders and theologians…

Columbus, Saturday, Feb. 23 (noon): I join up with the traveling press corps for Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. It increasingly looks like Ohio’s March 4 primary will be the final battleground between him and Sen. Hillary Clinton. That battleground…

It was a nasty race and it kept getting nastier. Four years prior the challenger had to lost to the incumbent. He spent those years publicly stewing over the “corrupt bargain” that had cost him the office. When the rematch…

“A gifted young star, a tragic old story,” reads the headline in Entertainment Weekly. The effort to canonize Heath Ledger as artistic martyr, it seems, is already underway. The actual cause of Heath Ledger’s death remains unknown as I write…

by Sean Higgins | Jan 10, 2008

Joe Gibbs stepped down as coach of the Washington Redskins for a second time Tuesday. This ‘Skins fan says, thank God. The long, agonizing, tragic, utterly soul-crushing season is finally over. Gibbs’s departure will be the final nail in its…

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