I will not fear

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On an internal discussion board at my workplace today, a co-worker (who is a Christian, though a bit of the far-right cynical type) posted this: Full up your gas tank today. And any other necessary purchases. Once the elections are over, anything that they’ve been holding off on can now be done. I expect that […]

Election Eve

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It seems like this election cycle started a LONG time ago. We had our caucuses in Iowa back in January, and even at that point it seemed like the campaign was getting long. By tomorrow night, though, (Lord willing,) it’ll all be over except for the mopping up. We’ve managed to avoid most of the […]

Book Review: How Would Jesus Vote? by D. James Kennedy

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Have you heard that there’s an election coming up soon? So has WaterBrook Publishing, apparently, because they timed this blog review giveaway to fall just before the 2008 presidential election. Which brings me today to review How Would Jesus Vote? A Christian Perspective on the Issues, written by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy and […]

Who, Me?

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My brother Ryan has been working full-time as an Obama campaign volunteer for the past few weeks, and likely will until the election. He wrote this op-ed and asked if I’d want to post it here. So here ya go, bro. Feel free to interact in the comments. I’ll try to get Ryan to come […]

Thinking through the presidential politics

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I’ve had an easy time deciding who to support for president for pretty much every election cycle since I turned 18. This year, though, the choices are not so easy. I’m a life-long conservative with a distrust for Democrats but a growing distaste for the Republicans. Which makes this next sentence a very difficult one […]

Watching our tone

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Over the past two weeks’ political conventions I have watched most of the major speeches and then headed to my computer to check Twitter, the blogs, news sites, and online forum that I frequent. What has astonished me these past two weeks is the amount of bitter, vitriolic tone that has come not from the […]

How much experience have presidential and VP candidates had?

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A warning to my casual readers: this post is going to get more than a wee bit nerdy, and probably a bit political, too. OK, with that out of the way, let me note that one of the things that’s been bugging me ever since John McCain’s announcement of Sarah Palin as his VP choice […]

Just another hazard of living in Iowa…

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OK, so there aren’t too many hazards living in Iowa as compared to anywhere else in the USA, but one, for sure, is that every four years we get some ridiculous media attention leading up to the caucuses. They’re coming up this Thursday, and then, please God, maybe we can be done with the attention […]

Hypocrisy

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I’m not planning to write on that topic today, but Jonah Goldberg did, and it’s worth reading his column. Written in response to the hubbub over the recent coming-to-light of Sen. Larry Craig’s actions in an airport bathroom, Goldberg notes that the Left’s condemnation isn’t typically over the (im)moral act, but rather over the hypocrisy […]

I skipped the State of the Union

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I understand from reading the news that President Bush gave the State of the Union address back on Tuesday night. I skipped it. I actually even avoided it – when I turned the TV on, it was in progress. I flipped to ESPN. This is a departure for me. I have long held great interest […]