In which I reluctantly concede that the owners had a point.
Last post I noted that David Barton’s article about the “Unconfirmed Quotations” was a new edition. Barton, if we don’t know, can easily write off “secular” scholars’ criticism of his as agenda driven. However, notable respected devout orthodox Christian scholars criticize his work as well. And he’s attacking them here. Let’s look at his footnote…
Vague thoughts on reading Holy texts in the original, on prayer, and how that shapes cultures.
Wisconsin Legislators try to gut the state’s open-record laws just as Walker’s about to announce his POTUS campaign.
Looking in vain for ChinesePod’s pedagogical philosophy.
I used to call them “David Barton’s phony quotations.” He did write an article that half-assed attempts to correct the record [I linked to the newest version of the article which I just read and which attacks Dr. Gregg Frazer whose work I have followed closely for years]. I’m not going to pin them on…
Something about path dependence
“Okay, start crying… nnnnnnnow.”
Many on the anti-gay religious right now claim, apocalyptically so, a national, constitutional right to same sex marriage necessarily means an infringement on their rights. See this article by J. Matt Barber of Liberty University’s School of Law for the most extreme kind of such rhetoric. Barber’s article deals with the thorny issue of how…
The Assassin’s Creedification Of Video Games
Rick Perry’s speech on opportunity and race was very good.
It turns out they weren’t all that great.
This week: United States, Housing, Society, Education, Science, and Nature!
Catholic Vote turns the tide on the gay marriage issue by creating a video featuring six bigots coming out the closet. Or something.
Striving for sexy results is not the biggest problem in science.
Jon Rowe ponders the cosmic implications of Islam and Mormonism, and their cosmic relationship to Christianity.
Tim Lee auditions for his TED Talk and to be the next Thomas Friedman
The wisdom of a sports movie and the insight of a litigator show that the best time is now — right now — for the nation to reconcile some of its deep social fissures.
The Generation Joshua Reading list: good, bad, or ugly?
Let us sing a song for the One-Hit Wonders
In Celebration of Canada Day, Jonathan writes 1400 words about punk rock.
An old friend of the site’s best friend needs medical support and it probably won’t be cheap.
Why Bree Newsome tore down that flag
Mass Resistance (read: Marriage Equality) from Rand Paul, the Only Progressive Candidate.
Dave discusses the unilateral exit right (i.e. secession), how the legal argument was framed, and shares a few additional thoughts. Dave also suggests reading it before bed time.
The Supreme Court adjourns for the Term with decisions about redistricting, air pollution, and executions. Burt Likko summarizes each of them, and offers a sad observation about judicial comity losing one of its most prominent sentinels,
The title of this post is a trademark violation.
(also whoring and brawling)
Kazzy saw something interesting at the Stonewall Inn…
Seven black churches have burned since Roof murdered nine people because they were black. Four, thus far, have been found to be arson.
The legal writing in Obergefell v. Hodges is both a model and a caution for future writers, especially those who, like lawyers, would write to persuade.
Editorial free-speech excellence at the Berhshire Eagle
We saw Jurassic World and I’d talk about it in this post except I’ll be darned if I can remember anything about it.
If you try hard enough, you can convince yourself that Barack Obama’s views on gay marriage really did “evolve” even though his personal feelings didn’t.
Back from the precipice.
How we would all react to losing at the Supreme Court in an ideal world.