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Jimmy Carter: Epic Underdog

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Human Rights

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“The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. 686 more words

The best and the brightest eschew oversimplification

One of the reasons I work with creative writers is so I can spend my time with people who are articulate and intelligent. We don’t always agree. 260 more words

Writing

Mencken Day 2016

After a visit to Charm City for Mencken festivities, the man remains the king of charm and truth (general revelation sense). What follows is from his coverage of the 1928 presidential election which witnessed the first Roman Catholic run for the White House on a major party ticket (that would be Al Smith): 428 more words

Adventures In Church History

Colby Cosh: Hey, man, nice shot — what Harambe, the martyred gorilla, died to teach us

Every time I see a social-media meme featuring Harambe, the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla shot dead in May to protect a child that had blundered into his enclosure, my mind returns to an article that H.L. 987 more words

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Quote of the Day

The final test of truth is ridicule. Very few dogmas have ever faced it and survived.

—H. L. Mencken

Politics