Nelson Mandela, Western Saint


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What Mandela’s life told us about Western civilization.

Saudi religious police launch Valentine’s Day crackdown – AP


The Saudi religious police launched Thursday a nationwide crackdown on stores selling items that are red or in any other way allude to the banned celebrations of Valentine’s Day, a Saudi official said. Members of the feared religious police were inspecting shops for red roses, heart-shaped products or gifts wrapped in red, and ordering storeowners […]

We Might Let Horowitz Appear, If He Has Three Keepers


Has this become the new face of Catholic higher education?
St. Louis University, a Catholic institution, continues on a path designed to made it a laughingstock in the annals of academic freedom, maintaining its ban on yours truly while proclaiming its commitment to intellectual diversity and… academic freedom.
From Inside Higher Ed:

David Horowitz can’t seem to get [...]

The Message of Massachusetts – WSJ.com


Whether or not Republican Scott Brown wins today in Massachusetts, the special Senate election has already shaken up American politics. The close race to replace Ted Kennedy, liberalism’s patron saint, shows that voters are rebelling even in the bluest of states against the last year’s unbridled pursuit of partisan liberal governance. Tomorrow marks the anniversary […]

To Hitchens, With Love: The Fault of Dogmatic Inconsistency. Yes, Yours.


Dear Christopher,
It’s been a while since our last encounter when I told you I needed some time to think about where this relationship is going (you know how much I like Guinness, yet, you continue to ply me with Johnnie Walker Black, amongst other compromising things).  I wanted to keep our personal issues as such–personal. [...]

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Progressives go to War over…War


The purpose of all war is peace—Saint Augustine: The City of God
While President Barack Obama was in Oslo, Norway yesterday accepting his Nobel Peace Prize (while at the same time justifying his troop surge in Afghanistan), back home Congressman and fellow progressive Democrat Dennis Kucinich was busy metaphorically pulling the red carpet out from under [...]

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