Politics

A Disembodied Head? Part 4: Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to […]

TMQ Tidbits of the Week

Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. Stats of the Week No. 10: On” Monday Night Football,” Tony Romo threw more touchdown passes to Chicago players than to Dallas players. (Honestly, this was included because I dislike the Cowboys.) ———————————— Disclaimer of the […]

On the Effectiveness of Non-violent Revolution

While this article (HT: Bruxy Cavey via Twitter) plainly states that it does not address the moral justification for violent or non-violent uprisings and revolutions, the authors investigated which method of revolution has been more effective from 1900-2006. Here are their surprising(?) findings: In ongoing struggles against oppressive governments, movements for change often confront a key […]

TMQ Tidbits of the Week

Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. Due to the outcry about the officiating  in the Monday Night Football game, I’ve included the first bit even though it is football related. (Note: I do not necessarily endorse his political positions, but have […]

TMQ Tidbits of the Week

Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. A Cosmic Thought A generation ago “exoplanets” — beyond the solar system — had not been found. Now hundreds are known and the list grows weekly. Recently NASA’s Kepler probe, the first space device specifically designed to look […]

TMQ Tidbits of the Week

Once again, here is the best of Gregg Easterbrook’s Tuesday Morning Quarterback column on ESPN.com. You can read the football bits here. How Exactly Does TMQ Beat the MSM to Stories? Many have begun to express concern regarding drones flown above the United States for terrain mapping, surveillance and other purposes. Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post […]

Even Fox News Blasts Ryan’s “Deceptive” Speech

I did not watch Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan’s speech last night, but I was amazed by the quick, and widespread, condemnation of the speech. While almost all found it spell-binding and captivating, it didn’t take long for many to find errors in Ryan’s speech. Even Fox News published a piece last night saying that […]

A Good Reminder

Thanks to Rob Martin for this. While I have a busy day of back to back classes, I did take the time to view this and found it to be a good reminder of where our true allegiance really lies, as Christians.

Tuesday Morning Quarterback Comments of the Week

I admit to having a weakness for ESPN’s TMQ (Tuesday Morning Quarterback). I enjoy his unique football perspective, but also his educated comments on non-football issues. Here are the highlights of this week’s column: “Your Odds of Winning the Jackpot 1 in 175,223,510” — Actual Powerball Statement: Two weeks ago a Powerball winner was said in […]

Update from Rob Martin

Yesterday I posted about an attempt from The Simple Way to speak to the injustice they see in Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s proposed ordinance basically abolishing feeding the homeless unless you have permits and do it at approved places. My friend Rob Martin decided to participate in this gathering, and wrote about the experience over […]