Hiatus

Life has interrupted my blog. I've been too busy to post new content since mid-December, and things won't be changing any time soon. I'm officially putting this blog on hiatus for the time being. I'll still post weekend reads every Saturday, but I'm not planning to post any original content until early March. Check back at that time, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter for the lastest updates.

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Weekend Reads 1/13/18

White Nationalists Push Back Against Efforts to Honor Black Confederates

Hardcore white supremacists want to step back and say, "Look, the Confederacy was racist, their goal was the preservation of white supremacy and slavery." And they’re actually the ones who are on solid historical ground; they’re the ones that are cutting through the myth.

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Weekend Reads 1/6/18

Shocker: “Yeti” poo, bones not actually from yeti

While the research found no new creatures, it did add to the theory that yeti stories emerged from primeval bear encounters among snowy mountains.

Politically Homeless

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Weekend Reads 12/16/17

Scam I Am: Why is the G.O.P. Rushing This Tax Abomination?

It’s outrageous. But it also looks like really bad politics, especially given what we know is coming: calls next year for cuts in popular social programs, because of a deficit Republicans just voted to explode. So what are they thinking?

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The Loser of the Election

According to Mark Galli's editorial Tuesday in Christianity Today, the biggest loser in Alabama's special election is not Roy Moore and the Republicans, but the Christian faith. The election, says Galli, shines a spotlight on an issue that has been "festering for a year and a half", ever since evangelicals flocked en masse to the Trump campaign.

Regarding support for Trump, Galli says:

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Weekend Reads 12/9/17

Dictionary.com's 2017 Word of the Year Is ‘Complicit’

"This year a conversation that keeps on surfacing is what exactly it means to be complicit," lexicographer Jane Solomon said. "Complicit has sprung up in conversations about those who speak out against powerful figures in institutions, and those who stay silent."

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War on Christmas, 2017 Edition

If it’s December, it’s time for Fox News to reignite the flames of the alleged "war on Christmas". "I told you that we would be saying 'Merry Christmas' again," proclaimed President Trump in St. Louis this week. Fox News, meanwhile, is concerned about the "andogynous hands" featured on the new holiday cups from Starbucks.

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