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Weekend Reads: Romance, certainty, and supremacy

Weekend Reads: Romance, certainty, and supremacy

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The Romance of Religion: Fighting for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty By Dwight Longenecker Some call it romance; some call it melodrama. Either way, Dwight…

Web Reads: Desserts that changed the world

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | New media. Studies show that teens are turning away from Facebook and turning toward Vine, the Twitter-owned service featuring 6-second videos. One of the…

The crash that ended a Cold War defense program

By Michael Cochrane
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History | The storm-driven crash of a nuclear bomber in western Maryland in 1964 made an indelible impact on a Cold War program that aimed to keep 12 bombers airborne…

Midday Roundup: Oklahoma marriage law suffers judicial deathblow

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Losing court battles. A federal judge in Tulsa declared Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Tuesday, the second such ruling in the last…

Down the memory hole?

By Janie B. Cheaney
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History | It didn’t grab big headlines, but last month a controversy blew up at the U.S. Army War College—not about grand strategy, but about artwork. For decades,

Weekend Reads: Surveys of history and literature

Weekend Reads: Surveys of history and literature

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | The World of Jesus: Making Sense of the People and Places of Jesus’ Day By William H. Marty Have you ever sat down with William Whiston’s translation of…

Two Mandelas

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | When John Lofton of The Washington Times and I were granted an interview with Nelson Mandela inside Pollsmoor Prison near Capetown, South Africa, in August 1985,

A personal JFK remembrance

By Cal Thomas
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History | My parents voted for Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election. I had not yet developed a political worldview, but as a freshman at American University…

Signs and Wonders: Pass the popcorn and watch Obamacare fail

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | “Let Obamacare fail.” Home Depot billionaire Ken Langone added his voice to those in the GOP who think the way to defeat Obamacare is to—in his…

Web Reads: History for the ears and the eyes

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Listen closely. The Roaring Twenties was a noisy decade, and nowhere was noise more…

Midday Roundup: Protesting profiling at New York department stores

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Profiling? Protestors are planning to picket this afternoon outside the Barneys department store in Manhattan to draw attention to recent complaints the…

New Creation Museum fossil points to global flood

By Julie Borg
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Science | A Christian foundation recently gave the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., the fossil of a large predatory dinosaur similar to a Tyrannosaurus rex, which…

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