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Thursday December 25th 2014

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Dickens’ Christmas Mystery

Dickens’ Christmas Mystery

For fun Christmas reading this season, I highly recommend John Grisham’s “Skipping Christmas,” or Maeve Binchy’s “This Year It Will Be Different.” For a more thought-provoking read, however, I suggest Charles Dickens’ short story, “A Christmas Tree.” I have often contended that Dickens is at his greatest when he is brief. [...]

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing

EDUCATION REPORTER, BOOK REVIEWS Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Twelve Publishing, 2014 “Well, what do you think?” That’s all Anson Dorrance says at half-time when his soccer team is losing on the field. Coach Dorrance, who has led the Univ. of North Carolina women’s soccer team to win 21 [...]

“The Great and Holy War”

“The Great and Holy War”

How World War I Became a Religious Crusade and Reshaped the Religious Landscape ROBERT H. CLEMM, CENTER FOR VISION AND VALUES Historian Fritz Stern once remarked that the Great War was the “first calamity of the 20th century, the calamity from which all other calamities sprang.” On the centenary of World War I there is an overwhelming [...]

John Adams: Party of One—Man of God

John Adams: Party of One—Man of God

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Editor's Note: This book review was previously published in 2005 at NewsMax.com and elsewhere on the Net. It wasn't too many months ago when David McCullough won a Pulitzer for his biography on John Adams. And so maybe it wasn't the best of timing that on McCullough's prize winning heels – hot off the [...]

Democrats And Jobs: Love Them Or Hate Them?

Democrats And Jobs: Love Them Or Hate Them?

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Historically, the Democrats proudly have worn the mantle of “the party of labor.” In practice, though, there has been an interesting dichotomy: they undoubtedly are the party of organized labor, with unions being a major pillar of the Democratic Party; however, their policies often have increased unemployment and [...]

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