Following up on Jim’s earlier post on last night’s premiere of Rediscovering God in America, one of the more interesting examples of God in Washington, D.C. sits atop the Washington Monument (completed in 1884). The Monument’s capstone is engraved with the Latin phrase, Laus Deo (“Praise Be to God”). Although visitors cannot see the inscription […]
Late last night word spread through Washington about the unexpected death of the National Taxpayers Union president, John Berthoud. John was a gentleman, one of the wittiest and hardest working men in Washington, and a friend. He will be missed by all. Our hearts and prayers go out to John’s family. For more about this […]
Two quick items of note on war and politics: 1.) Michael Yon’s latest dispatch is now posted over at Michael Yon Online — the conclusion of Bread and a Circus. If you haven’t signed up yet for his e-mail updates, you can do so here. 2.) A presidential debate worth watching… sponsored by LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong […]
A few months back, Jed Babbin and I debated the choice of Daniel Craig to play the new 007. I had seen the movie, Jed had not. Well, with the release of Casino Royale on DVD this past week, here is Jed’s flip-flop: OK, much as I hate to admit it, Daniel Craig is a […]
Just in case you were wondering, China. Casino Royale has just premiered in Beijing and Shanghai and is the first Bond flick to clear Chinese censors. The PR pitch: "This film is about fighting the common enemy of terrorism." The film's producers get the bigger picture, why can't we?