• The Characters Are Not The Problem

    Odysseus…Aeneas…Gilgamesh…King Aurthur…Paul Bunyan…Superman. Why are the stories of Odysseus and Aeneas considered some of the greatest literature of history and Superman considered disposable pulp? Why are guys who make a living in superhero movies, claim they are dumbing us down? Utter geek that I am (my comic book collection reaches…

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  • An Email From A High Information Voter

    Will is a science teacher in the northwest who sends me the very occasional but deeply considered commentary on the show. Read this one: Hugh, I greatly appreciated your interview with Mr. Morell on his new book and his service. It was refreshing to hear someone who not only defends…

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  • “Noble”

    “Noble”

    With the FMH traveling and exams wearing me down, I took a break to see a flick. “Noble” is simply inspiring and ought to be seen by everyone:

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  • “The Road To Character” by David Brooks

    “The Road To Character” by David Brooks

    David Brooks will be my guest in the first hour of Monday's show, taking about his new and engrossing book The Road To Character. It is a remarkable series of mini-biographies about men and women who ought to be emulated: who teach us how to live. As a spent my…

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  • What Mike Morell Told Me

    My Washington Examiner column for Monday concerns the most important thing that former Deputy Director of the CIA Mike Morell told me in our lengthy conversation on Friday, which was primarily about his new book, The Great War of Our Time. That entire interview–audio and transcript– is here, and I…

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  • To Understand Faith

    Everybody thinks they understand Christianity, but no one really does, myself included. I ran into three examples this week. This piece on the Time blog proof-texts its way through a bunch of liberal canards about Christianity. If the guy managed to read the whole Bible and some church history, the…

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  • Media Bias!?

    So, today the annual “Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Report” is released. It's basically a report on the president's personal wealth. Here is the headline from The Hill: Obamas worth millions, disclosure forms reveal And from the Weekly Standard: Obama Has Less Than $1,001 in Savings Account Both, as…

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