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Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Frank Peretti is often described as “The Christian Stephen King.” In many ways, it’s accurate: he writes apocalyptic fiction that’s a little bit too fantastic to achieve mainstream appeal. Granted, he’s sold a lot of books, but he’ll never be able to reach the same cultural status that the Left Behind series has garnered. Peretti’s […]

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Monday, February 25th, 2008

I watched a bit of cable news yesterday. Honestly, I forget which network it was. It doesn’t matter. For the benefit of their audience they were showing one of those “test groups” of average voters. They were in the process of reacting to a speech by Barack Obama, each with a buzzer in hand contributing […]

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Sunday, February 24th, 2008

I don’t know Ruth Christenson. Until today, I’d never heard her name before. I suspect that you haven’t either. What I do know: In July of 1984, she walked into a Minneapolis bookstore that sold pornography. She carried a backpack filled with literature that condemned sexual exploitation. Earlier that week, Christensen had written letters to […]

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Friday, February 1st, 2008

Update on Ruth Christenson I am revising the post on Ruth Christenson and will be posting a new version soon. Thanks to Moonlight and a few other researchers, another article about Ruth Christenson was uncovered at the Star Tribune. It is from December 14, 1990. Christenson died of apparent suicide on December 6, 1990, as […]

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

 Edit: a more complete version of this article can be found here:   I don’t know Ruth Christenson. Until today, I’d never heard her name before. I suspect that you haven’t either. As I said, I don’t know Ruth Christenson. I don’t even know if she’s still alive. What I do know is this: […]

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Sunday, November 11th, 2007

The results are in for the 2007 Weblog Awards and the boys win — and they win big. Nowhere was that more evident than in the vote for the “Best Online Community.”, a news-portal for the posting of so-called “politically incorrect” headlines, received a whopping 50 percent of the vote, tallying up a count […]

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

“Ohh my goodness….  When u get a chance to dive into some cute lil argentinian pussy…  DO IT!   I only knew jenaveve for like 8 minutes before I started in, and digging her out!!!   I fanangled my way over to her table in the mall, and from there on, the only thing on my mind, […]

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Monday, July 30th, 2007

White critics are afraid of Forest Whitaker. Roger Ebert once mused in his take on Whitaker’s Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai at the absurdity of many of his peers reviewing the movie with absolute seriousness. Rather than admitting—and enjoying—the film’s silliness, they were happy to check off a list of hard facts about […]

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Thursday, July 26th, 2007

If you were to ask me what the first thing is that pops into my head when you say “Ward Churchill, ” I’d honestly have to answer with “pedophiles.” Word association can be a mysterious thing indeed. But not this time. No, I don’t have any secret information about the man, now recently fired from […]

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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Dear Ben, In most circumstances, I’d begin a letter like this one with a Dear Mr. Bleiweiss. We’re not friends, you don’t know me, and I’m about to level some fairly heavy stuff in your direction. On the other hand, you’ve been kind enough to respond to my more basic questions on the forums at […]

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