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Web Reads: Debt limit, drumming, life, and death

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: The difference between jazz and rock drumming demonstrated. A simple “Introduction to the…

High school diplomas cancel last regrets for some WWII vets

High school diplomas cancel last regrets for some WWII vets

By Laura Edghill
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Education | A World War II veteran received his high school diploma this month more than seven decades after he left school to join the Navy.  “The only thing I…

Signs and Wonders: No picking your nose or urinating in public

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Good advice. With more Chinese traveling abroad, the Chinese government apparently thinks it’s necessary to tell people how to behave. Some of the advice is…

Midday Roundup: Profligate Detroit gets federal cash advance

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Federal bailout? The Obama administration has pledged $320 million to bankrupt Detroit, money designed to help the city recover amid its own financial…

Midday Roundup: Snail mail gets more expensive, again

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Price hike. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plans to raise the price of a first class stamp to 49 cents starting in January. The 3-cent hike is necessary to…

Ignore the battle, bring out the propaganda

By Marvin Olasky
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History | Who cares that the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in 1864, despite 3,000 Union casualties, was a crucial step toward the Northern seizure of Atlanta and…

Signs and Wonders: Since when do secularists need safe zones at college?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Now that’s ironic. If you think that most college campuses are already virtually religion-free zones, consider this story from Religion News Service: “So…

A final toast to the Doolittle Raiders

By Michael Cochrane
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History | The four remaining Doolittle Tokyo Raiders of World War II will hold a final toast to their fallen comrades during an invitation-only ceremony Nov. 9 at the…

An unconventional proposal to limit federal power

By Blake Adams
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Politics | A new grassroots organization believes it has an answer for those who think the federal government is too big and abuses its power: a convention of states.

Weekend Reads: Two views of the 20th century

Weekend Reads: Two views of the 20th century

By Caleb Nelson
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Books | Bernard Lewis, a Jewish scholar, was born in London in 1916. His memoir, therefore, is accurately titled Notes on a Century (Viking Adult, 2012). It is a…

50 years later

By J.C. Derrick
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Civil Rights | People of all colors gather in Washington to keep alive memories of a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement

50 years ago: The Christian speech

By Marvin Olasky
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Religion | Malcolm X in his Autobiography was sarcastic about the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington, and its highlight, the speech Martin Luther King Jr. delivered 50…

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