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Recommended Reading: August 16-22

If you only read one article from this week, look at Jonathan Storment’s Every Now and Then, A Disciple Break Out, about the faith and actions of Dr. 556 more words


Minerva, the College, NOT the Goddess

A New Online College Model

August 22, 2014 from the National Center for Policy Analysis:

“The rising costs of college (in large part thanks to federal aid policies) and the declining value of a college degree have prompted many discussions about the fate of traditional colleges and universities. 217 more words

American Culture

What Are We Fighting For?

For as long as we have been able to record history, we’ve been fighting for or against something. In America, it is embedded in our DNA, the very fabric of the foundation of our country. 1,074 more words

Terrorism Horror interrupts ObamaGolf: What Part of Obama is Presidential? His clothing?

(Note: Note the headline to the article implying that this ObamaIncongruity is ‘fueling’ Obama ‘critics’. What do his allies, his backers at the New York Times and elsewhere find glistening in selling this Obama, the most unpresidential president in American history?…..His smile? 157 more words


San Fratricide

The current problem in San Francisco is similar to the problems in a host of other major cities, only on a somewhat smaller scale. Monied interests are capitalizing on real estate as wealthier individuals move into previously middle and lower income neighborhoods, displacing former residents whose sense of place and style of culture are what made those neighborhoods ‘destinations’ to begin with. 1,586 more words

Things That Are Up To You

What I Like: “Summer Slacktavist” Edition

This summer has passed faster than the Millennium Falcon making the jump to light speed. And we’re not talking Episode V here.

Amid long days at the office, magazine deadlines, work trips, and making sure I got to church mostly on time Sunday mornings, I’ve actually spent a lot of time doing one of two things: walking city sidewalks and watching a lot of television. 460 more words

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