Monthly Archives: December 2004

America – a Christian nation

As a follow-up to Dennis Prager’s take on the commercialism of Christmas, here’s a piece by another Jew, Rabbi Mitchell Wohlberg (via Cassandra). Wohlberg follows a slightly broader theme, but he remakes my point about the secularism that has become … Continue reading

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Putting the X in Xmas

I don’t often disagree with Dennis Prager, but I think his column on the commercialization of Christmas misses the point. Dennis argues that the marketing pressure put on us to buy presents is “overwhelmingly good and wholesome,” and he takes … Continue reading

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Kids need parents, not "pals"

Betsy links to an article in the Star Tribune (free registration required) about how our current crop of kids gets along better with their parents than previous generations. She takes this as good news, but I strongly suspect this is … Continue reading

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Seeing red and feeling blue

I saw an ad on Betsy’s Page for “Bush Country” paraphernalia. I followed the link over to NewsMaxStore.com, where I found mouse pads and T-shirts for sale featuring the now famous “county by county” electoral map. You’ve probably seen the … Continue reading

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The ethics of education

Thomas Sowell discusses something very serious that is going on–or rather not going on–in our classrooms. As usual, he cuts to the heart of the issue and makes a lot of sense.

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Are your kids web wise?

Please read this important column by Rebecca Hagelin.

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The Improbable Visionary

Charles Krauthammer reminds us of the miracle that is Afghanistan, which he calls “the first graduate of the Bush Doctrine.” For a decade, we ignored this mounting danger. Then comes our Pearl Harbor and the sleeping giant awakes. Within 100 … Continue reading

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