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Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Midday Roundup: Pot candy puts the ‘trick’ in ‘trick-or-treat’

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | A bad boo. With Halloween just around the corner, Denver police are warning parents to beware of candy infused with marijuana. Reuters reports that many…

The 7th betrayal

By Marvin Olasky
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History | As safe financial havens for corrupt leaders, the United States and others share some blame for Balkan problems

Web Reads: Mothball grandmas, Hollywood incomes, and boxing kangaroos

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Mothballs. Theodore Dalrymple’s humorous essay about a grandmother who smelled of mothballs will make you smile and think about why you remember the things…

Soaring rhetoric

By Marvin Olasky
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Books | Author describes fascist Italy' almost turning-point

Faithful eight

Faithful eight

By Russ Pulliam
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Books | Author shows how God used believers of high and low station to change a nation’s path

Balkan betrayal, again and again

By Marvin Olasky
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History | In a region long used as a pawn by great powers, reformers have reason to be suspicious of the West

Colorado students skip school to support revisionist history course

By Laura Edghill
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Education | In an act of protest, students and teachers in Jefferson County, Colo., are skipping school. Students claim they are walking out due to their school board’s…

Web Reads: Deconstructing the Rebel Yell

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Describing a battle cry. What did the Rebel Yell sound like and how do you spell it? This essay explores the mystery of the Yell, the history surrounding the…

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

Web Reads: Can a little knowledge be a dangerous thing?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Painful histories. The personal genome-mapping company 23andMe markets itself to family history enthusiasts, promising to “bring your family to life.” But…

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s <em>Aeneid</em>

Bucket List Books: Virgil’s Aeneid

By Rachel Lynn Aldrich
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Books | In an earlier column I argued that Homer and his epics were important for the Christian to read because Greek mythology provides historical context for…

Blasting the past

Blasting the past

By Joy Pullmann
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Education | New AP framework presents a relentlessly negative view of U.S. history

 
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