(Crossposted at www.baptiststandard.com)
China's Olympic Games began in Beijing in venues choked by smog and under the shadow of a crackdown on human rights and religious freedom.
The Chinese dazzled the world with an impressive and often intimidating opening night display of pageantry and technical flash. READ MORE...08.20.2008 | Comments(64)
The big surprise from the Grassley Six progress report yesterday was that Benny Hinn–not known as the most transparent guy in the world--decided to step up and give the senator what he wanted.
Senator Chuck Grassley, ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, released an extensive statement revealing, among other things, that he had never heard of the “prosperity gospel” until he started this oversight investigation last November READ MORE...07.07.2008 | Comments(58)
“It’s Like a Map That You Get From Here to Chicago” READ MORE...06.10.2008 | Comments(71)
The biggest security guard I’ve ever seen in my life–this guy could work for Blackwater, and he’s got the coiled listening device spilling out of his left ear to prove it–has parked his burly self squarely in front of me, making it clear that I’d best slink back against the wall while the Rock Star of Atheism makes her entrance and a hundred entranced admirers take a collective breath, not quite believing they’re in her presence. READ MORE...05.30.2008 | Comments(103)
Did I just see what I think I saw?
Did the media tell Barack Obama, “If you’ll denounce and disavow your pastor, we’ll let you continue running for President”?
I have two questions, one for the press, one for Obama.
First the press:
What happened to the Mitt Romney Agreement? READ MORE...05.01.2008 | Comments(49)
Since when do you have “amens” at the National Press Club? Apparently when Jeremiah Wright is the speaker!
I once knew a city editor in Philadelphia who would say “amen” to a dry Rob Roy at 2 in the afternoon, which is the closest anyone ever came to exuberance in the newsrooms of my youth. But anybody who watched any cable this past weekend could be forgiven for thinking that Rupert Murdoch just launched a new Jeremiah Wright Channel, READ MORE...04.29.2008 | Comments(85)
By Bob Gersztyn
Easter marked the fifty-year anniversary of the peace symbol. It was first unveiled by British artist Gerald Holtom during a march from Trafalgar Square to Canterbury Cathedral in early April 1958, but it would be another decade before the crow’s-foot symbol (or “sign of the American chicken,” as the John Birchers used to call it) crossed the ocean to become the predominant symbol of the anti-war movement. READ MORE...04.14.2008 | Comments(70)
Asheville, N.C. — Hillary Clinton bolted from a political briefing in her hotel room late last night, snatched a gun from one of her Secret Service bodyguards, and went on a shooting rampage READ MORE...04.01.2008 | Comments(24)
Having spent some time around the movie business, I can attest that the most dreaded words you can hear are normally “Will you watch my short film?” READ MORE...03.30.2008 | Comments(63)