Monthly Archives: June 2013

Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 18

For my blog post today on Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll quote something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 532.  The topic is the famous world leaders Nixon knew. “Sometimes, these men said things to Nixon they never said … Continue reading

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Josephus on Signs; Giants from the Abyss

I started Lee Harmon’s Revelation: The Way It Happened.  Some months ago, I read and blogged through the sequel to this book: Lee Harmon’s John’s Gospel: The Way It Happened.  See here for my posts on that.  And see here … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 17

For my blog post today about Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll quote something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 509.  The context is David Frost’s 1977 interview of Richard Nixon.  Frost is reading to Nixon statements that Nixon made … Continue reading

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Concluding Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist

I finished W.A. Swanberg’s Norman Thomas: The Last Idealist, which is about six-time Socialist Presidential candidate Norman Thomas. Swanberg closes the book with Thomas’ death in 1968.  Swanberg says that Thomas appealed to people’s better angels and got some results, … Continue reading

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Peace with Oneself, Others, and God

My pastor’s sermon at church this morning was one of my favorites that I have heard him deliver.  (I talk about my favorite sermon of his in my post here.)  It was entitled, “It Doesn’t Have to be That Way.”  … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 16

For my blog post today on Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I’ll discuss something that Stephen Ambrose says on page 488: “On the subject of [Richard] Nixon, [Henry] Kissinger said, ‘He was very good in foreign policy [but] he was … Continue reading

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A 1988 Presidential Debate (Among Primary Candidates)

On YouTube, I watched a 1988 Presidential election debate that was moderated by Tom Brokaw.  Or, actually, it was two debates: it alternated between a debate among the Democratic primary candidates, and one among the Republican primary candidates. It’s definitely … Continue reading

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Ambrose’s Nixon: Ruin and Recovery 15

For my blog post today on Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990, I will quote what Stephen Ambrose says on page 432. “‘How can you support a quitter?’ [Nixon] bitterly asked Ziegler.  He told a story about the time he was … Continue reading

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Psalm 119: Ayin

For my blog post on Psalm 119: Ayin, I will focus on v 128. My literal translation of the Masoretic Text for this verse is: Therefore all precepts of all I made straight; every way of deception I hated. The … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Michael Reagan’s “Mexico Held Back by Corruption”

I was looking through some conservative Townhall columns yesterday, trying to decide which ones to read.  One that I chose to read was Michael Reagan’s Mexico Held Back by Corruption.  Here are some of my favorite passages from it: “What … Continue reading

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