Blogs

  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson courtesy of David Wilezol: From Tertullan, Ad Martyras, 6: Quot a latronibus ferro, ab hostibus etiam cruce extincti sunt, torti prius, immo et omni contumelia expuncti! How many, I tell you, have suffered at the hands of enemies death on a cross, after having been tortured…

    read more
  • Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

    On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, “Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish.” Because it…

    read more
  • Joseph A. Califano Jr. – Rebecca Costa

    Joseph A. Califano Jr. – Rebecca Costa

    Joseph A. Califano, Jr. was the 12th United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from January 1977 to August 1979, appointed by Jimmy Carter. He is also the founder and former chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia). In 2010, Califano…

    read more
  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday lesson via David Wilezol concerning the origin and nature of the Crusades: Balderic of Dol's account of Pope Urban II's Speech at Clermont, 1095: Audivimus et audivistis, carissimi, quod non possumus meminisse sine lacrimis: dolore multo supplicoque fratres Christianes, membros Christos, Hierosolimae et Antiochae et ceteris urbibus…

    read more
  • President Compares Islam to Christianity

    In his National Prayer Breakfast speech last week, President Barack Obama said: “And lest we get on our high horse and think that this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home…

    read more
  • Hebrew Names and Popular Misconceptions

    Hebrew Names and Popular Misconceptions

    According to popular misconceptions, traditional Judaism treats women like chattel (property) if not outright like cattle (beasts, obviously). That's not true, of course, and it's why people are asking for my mother's Hebrew name for prayer, not my dad's. Whenever you pray for mercy, for a special kindness from God,…

    read more
  • Two Bad Habits in Talking about Immigration

    Two Bad Habits in Talking about Immigration

    Republicans of all stripes tend to display two bad habits whenever they talk about immigration and those ticks damage the GOP and cripple our credibility. First, we almost inevitably discuss illegal immigration in the context of winning Hispanic votes, as if it were a political problem, rather than a profound…

    read more
  • Thom Hartmann – Rebecca Costa

    Thom Hartmann – Rebecca Costa

    Thom Hartmann is a progressive internationally syndicated talk show host, author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. In 2013, Hartmann was granted an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Goddard College, Washington. He is the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of more than 20 books on diverse topics…

    read more