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Happy Presidents’ Day?

Today’s the bank holiday popularly known as Presidents’ Day, but technically known as Washington’s Birthday. Peter Roff at US News & World Report finds this “a Ridiculous Insult to George Washington,” because we’re celebrating all the presidents, good and bad, rather than just George Washington. The result, he argues, was that the holiday caused George […]

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Number 41

As I’m sure everyone (at least in the US) is well aware, Scott Brown just became the newest Senator from Massachusetts. His seat was opened when Sen. Ted Kennedy (who lead much of the push for the healthcare bill, and was a political mentor to Obama) died. His death increased the demand for a comprehensive […]

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The Cross is Steady

The catastrophe in Haiti was so shocking that I wasn’t really sure how to react here: what I could possibly provide to the dialogue. Fortunately, Matt from my Men’s Prayer Group sent me this e-mail, which sounds the perfect note: The Carthusian order of monks have a motto: Stat crux dum volvitur orbis, which in […]

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