Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Religious tensions continue to run high in the public square as protests continue over the comments of Gen. William Boykin that "the enemy [in the war on terror] is a guy named Satan", President Bush's celebration of Ramadan and the Malaysian Prime Minister's assertion that "the Jews rule this world by proxy." Professor Daniel Pipes weighed in with his prescient chronicle of modern anti-Semitism in the Arab world, while also providing a rebuke for the Bush administration's' perceived religious relativism.

Thursday, October 16, 2003

In hate the sinner news, Rush Limbaugh's revelation of drug addiction has given the bovine intelligentsia occasion to sate their schadenfreude impulse. It began with Evan Thomas's Newsweek hit piece and continued to Jonathan Alter and CNN's Aaron Brown with Al Franken ... Joe Conason ... Guardian ... Ed Asner ... only to be chided by ... Jonah Goldberg ... John Podhoretz ... Brent Bozell ... Ann Coulter

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

In the venerable Globe and Mail, Mr. Donald Akenson reveals his crackpot enthusiasms regarding hermeneutics between hits on a hookah. Treating the reading public like an apple-cheeked schoolboy he uses two recent movies (Mel Gibson's THE PASSION and Garth Drabinsky's THE GOSPEL OF JOHN) to take umbrage with monotheism's claim of exclusivity. Two days later Professor Bruce Waltke published this brilliant op-ed rebuttal and "in sum," says "Akenson's scholarship is poor, his tone is grating and his arguments bogus."

Sunday, October 05, 2003

Film director Elia Kazan has passed away at the age of 94, giving opportunity for talking heads to again peddle gimcrack about his role in the House Un-American Activities of 1952. Allan Ryskind sets the record straight on Why 'Controversy' Dogged Kazan.