Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

Newt Gingrich’s To Save America 7: Welfare Reform, Health Care

I have two items for my write-up today on Newt Gingrich’s To Save America: Stopping Obama’s Secular-Socialist Machine. 1.  I actually liked Newt’s discussion about welfare reform.  Newt refers to a proposal by Peter Ferrara, who was in the White … Continue reading

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Sherman Hemsley; Christian Bale in Aurora

1.  As many of you know, Sherman Hemsley has passed away.  I was watching on the news yesterday about how he was a trailblazer when it came to African-Americans in television.  That’s certainly cool, but, to be honest, I liked … Continue reading

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Divine King; Slavery in Antiquity

I started Helmut Koester’s History, Culture, and Religion of the Hellenistic Age.  I have two items. 1.  In my last reading, Koester talked in a couple of places about the concept of a divine king.  According to Koester, Alexander the … Continue reading

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