C.S. Lewis Foe Turns to God

The 20th Century’s two giant defenders of Christian faith–C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton–both turned to Christianity from atheism.  Chesterton fought G. B. Shaw over God’s existence.  C.S. Lewis fought, among others, Antony Flew. Flew, now 81 years old, made his name scoffing at the silliness of people who “believe in a ghost in the clouds.” …

The Pitts

TOP OF PAGE UPDATE!  The editor of Pitts’s newspaper speaks: “He is there to write stories, not make news himself,” Griscom said of Pitts. The editor added that the recipient of the e-mail, whom he would not identify, should not have passed it along. The recipient should not have passed it along?  Good God, Mr….

Navy Officer Talks to Deserter

In an open letter to deserter Pablo Paredes, SMASH tells the silly bastard how it really is. I hope this kid matures enough to feel the shame he brought upon himself by taking a cowardly way out of hard work. I’d like to see his just war theory as written prior to 9/11.  If he…

One Year Ago Today . . .

. . . was supposed to be the largest Meet Up in history as millions of paranoid liberals got together in homes, restaurants, and taverns to gloat over the ascendency of Dr. Howard Dean.  It flopped.  In case you enjoy a little recent history, read this and this. It’s nice to have my archives back.

New Left Blog

Dean Esmay has found an interesting new site, Left2Right. Dean’s description piqued my interest, and I immediately found an entry worth responding to. Thanks to Dean for brightening an otherwise dull afternoon.

What Liberals Worship

Not since college in the early 1980s have I spent as much time reading what liberals have to write as I have since the election. Much of what I’ve read demanded an immediate response. Some, though, stewed in my mind until it has, just now, reached a consistency worth serving to my readers. I know…

Desperate Measures

Howard Fineman hacked for Kerry when he said, in October, that President Bush sounded desperate. One can fairly say, though, that the insurgency in Iraq shows signs of desperation. Having lost a significant portion of its armaments in our attack on Fallujah and the corollary fight in Mosul, the terrorists sense an end game. They…

Greens Gone Wild

The FBI believes that dozens of home fires in Maryland may be the work of eco-terrorists.   Apparently, carbon dioxide produced from intentionally set house fires doesn’t contribute to global warming.  UPDATE:  Michelle Malkin has a thorough list of Ecoterrorism’s recent history. 

Bush Wins!

According to CNN, Ohio has certified the election.  I feel sorry for the folks at DemocraticUnderground who convinced themselves that Ohio would end up in the Kerry camp and thousands of GOP voters would end up in jail.  Blogs for Bush has some interesting polling data.

Words I Miss

I don’t know what gets the blame—political correctness, pop culture, declining understanding of the subtleties of language, or just time—but I miss some words.  I wish people used them more often.   Spat—and the past of other verbs that end with “-it.”  Instead of “spat,” I hear only “spit” used for any tense.  “He spat on…

On Bin Laden’s Trail

Outside the Beltway examines Michael Scheuer’s column in Los Angeles Times.  One point I’d add:  The reason American people are outraged over Clinton’s failure to take out Bin Laden in 1998 and 1999 is that they don’t know.  The press did a fine job of filtering out any criticism of the Clinton admin.  Remember Howard…

My 2004 Predictions Report Card

Back in December 2003, I blogged my predictions for 2004, Part I and Part II.  Later, I added my 2004 resolutions.  Let’s see how I did.  (My 20/20 hindsight is in bold.)   PREDICTIONS:   EconomyThe US economy will continue to expand at the fast pace since the Reagan administration through the second quarter. While…