Is Sarah Palin Wrong About Jack Kennedy?

Kennedy's niece certainly thinks so: Palin fails to understand the genius of our nation. The United States is one of the most vibrant religious countries on Earth precisely because of its religious freedom. When power and faith are entwined, faith loses. Power tends to obfuscate, corrupt and focus on temporal rather than eternal purposes. Somehow …

How You Look at Christmas Depends Upon Where You Come From

In the middle of an excellent piece on the city of Philadelphia's horror at a "Christmas Village," Christine Flowers takes an informal poll and finds the following: As an immigration attorney, I deal with a lot of non-Christians, and I wanted to see if the ones I knew were upset at the Christmas display. They …

Apple Gives Manhattan Declaration App the Boot

The Church Mouse blog (I think this name is hilarious, considering this) reports the following: Since then, the folk behind the (Manhattan D)eclaration thought it would be a good idea to create an iPhone app which allows users to read and sign the declaration, and share it with others.  The app was duly created and …

A Lesson from Lenin: The Last Time Secrecy Was Denounced, We Only Ended Up With More

With all of the trumpeting of the benefits of the Wikileaks revelations and how wonderful it is to get them out in the open, it's a good idea to take a trip down memory lane and look a previous time when secrecy was at least denounced, if not exposed. That time, of course, was before …

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