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Archive for: January, 2010

What If Tim Tebow Had Been Aborted?

| January 31, 2010

By linking abortion with a life fully lived, Tebow is pretending to tell us something about the mysteries of life’s origins that nobody knows — not Tebow, not Pope Benedict, not Stephen Hawking, not my pet ferret, if I had one.

Rubio’s Health Care “Model” Isn’t Functioning

| January 29, 2010

Marco Rubio says the nation should adopt his Florida Health Choices, claiming its market approach is “happening right now.” He’s wrong. Florida Health Choices has yet to insure anyone.

Weimar Germany’s Shadow Creep on Main Street

| January 28, 2010

Philip A. Farruggio argues that the United States is forgetting the lessons of 1930s Germany–and Sinclair Lewis’ prophetic warnings–at its own risk.

He Had His Moments, But…

| January 28, 2010

There’s too much reaching for the old magic–which is just the problem: this lunge for “magic,” this desire to make the impossible real, when it should be the other way around.

Barack Obama: State of the Union Address, January 28, 2010

| January 28, 2010

“We don’t quit. I don’t quit. Let’s seize this moment — to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more,” Obama concluded in his first State of the Union speech.

On Kayford Mountain

| January 24, 2010

A wonderful shot by T. Paige Dalporto on Kayford Mountain, coveted by Massey Energy for destruction, for a few lumps of coal.

16.9% Unemployment in Flagler, 11.6% in Fla.

| January 23, 2010

One in six working-age adult is out of work in Flagler County, the highest proportion in the county’s history.

Beck Goes Lecter on Palin’s Glass Eyes

| January 15, 2010

Sarah Palin’s round of Fox News foxholes landed her in Glenn Beck’s hole within obsequious distance of the Statue of Liberty (the Lady had no choice). The chat was vaguely lecherous.

Haiti Earthquake Photo Gallery

| January 15, 2010

A 30-image photo gallery of the devastation following the 7.0 earthquake that demolished Haiti’s Port au Prince the afternoon of Jan. 12.

Americans Owe More to Haiti Than They Know

| January 15, 2010

Well beyond earthquake relief, an American commitment to independence and democracy in Haiti would not be a favor, a gift or an indulgence. It would be the down payment of an incalculable debt long overdue.

Is This Harry Reid Cartoon Offensive?

| January 15, 2010

The Omaha World Herald’s sanctimony over a skin-tone cartoon is more offensive than Harry Reid’s misjudgment.

Now Showing: Coming Theater Near You

| January 10, 2010

Palm Coast’s 14-screen movie theater is rising fast in Town Center, but questions remain whether the county can support a major cineplex.

Black Crow Sued Over $38.9 Million Debt

| January 9, 2010

GE Capital wants its own receiver to take over Black Crow Media and recover GE’s $38.9 million loan.

A Star So Big It’s Obese

| January 6, 2010

Betelgeuse really is a big star. If placed at the center of our Solar System it would extend to the orbit of Jupiter.

Prohibition’s Binge of Sanctimony

| January 4, 2010

On the history and stupidity of Prohibition, the 13-year binge of sanctimony that a minority of eugenics fans and anti-German racists imposed on the majority.

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