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Dogs or Darfur, pt. 2

posted by David Kuo

Thanks for the great discussion about my last post on Darfur and Michael Vick. I want to start with a great and honest comment from one reader: …humans are not “of greater worth” than animals. Humans *are* animals, and we […]

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Dogs or Darfur?

posted by David Kuo

Federal prosecutors have gotten disgraced NFL star Michael Vick to set aside $928,000 for the care and placement of the 54 pit bulls rescued from his horrendous dogfighting operation. That is quite a lot of money by every standard – […]

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Read less and score worse – shocker

posted by David Kuo

How is this for a stunning, amazing, earth-shattering study: Harry Potter, James Patterson and Oprah Winfrey’s book club aside, Americans — particularly young Americans — appear to be reading less for fun, and as that happens, their reading test scores […]

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Collapsing economy?

posted by David Kuo

The financial news continues to stink quite a bit: Wall Street suffered its second big drop in a week Wednesday, with investors worried about spreading fallout from the credit crisis at banks and about a dollar that just keeps getting […]

New Orleans and Malibu and Ground Zero

posted by David Kuo

There is something about those awful California fires and our government’s response and President Bush’s response that is bugging me. I’ve isolated the problem. It is two words long. New Orleans. Our government’s response to the fires has been basically […]

What Christians should be combatting

posted by David Kuo

For all the talk about taxes and budgets and Supreme Court justices and gay marriage, here is something that Christians should be uniquely qualified to address – a ridiculously over-stressed nation. Forty-eight percent of Americans say they’re more stressed now […]

1/5 pregnancies end in abortion

posted by David Kuo

A new study reports: One in five pregnancies worldwide ends in an abortion, amounting to a significant fall compared with the mid-nineties, but nearly half these terminations still take place in unsafe conditions, a study says. In 2003, the latest […]

Polar bears on global warming

posted by David Kuo

The polar bears speak:

The heat wave

posted by David Kuo

I’ve finally found a decent explanation for why it will be 90 here today and why it is 85 in Buffalo. Here it is.

Pope euthanized?

posted by David Kuo

There is a provocative new article in an Italian magazine speculating that Pope John Paul II was actually euthanized – at least according to the definition of euthanasia used by the Catholic church: In a provocative article, an Italian medical […]

High cows (not Hai-kus) – win iTunes gift certificate

posted by David Kuo

Thank you Andrew Sullivan for finding this. Can someone come up with a good haiku for high cows? Winner will get a $15 iTunes gift certificate.

The OJ-free zone

posted by David Kuo

There will be no OJ posts in this blog. None (apart from this one). I can’t stand to think about it – about any of it. I remember back in the “summer of OJ” I had a colleague who watched […]

Tired of hypocrisy “exposes”

posted by David Kuo

When did hypocrisy become the greatest of all vices? I obviously overstate but to look at the news is to see joyous revelry at revelations of hypocrisy – Larry Craig, Al Gore’s flying around in private jets, John Edwards driving […]

Korean hostages

posted by David Kuo

Did the South Korean government go too far in negotiating for the release of the hostages? Talk about a hard case. Everyone should be celebrating the release of those men and women. How truly, truly wonderful. At the same time, […]

Mr. Vick meets Jesus

posted by David Kuo

Michael Vick this morning: “We all make mistakes. I made a mistake for using bad judgement and making bad decisions,” Vick said. “Dogfighting is a terrible thing and I didn’t reject it. … Through this situation I found Jesus and […]

My Michael Vick question

posted by David Kuo

Today Michael Vick will face justice for his abominable actions. Abominable isn’t even the right word. Horrifying isn’t right. Nothing seems good enough to describe what he did. God gave us dominion over creation but that means he gave us […]

Blogging

posted by David Kuo

As fall – the most wonderful time of the year – approaches things will heat up. I’ll be blogging a lot more. Because fall will mean a rapid upturn in political coverage that means I’ll be blogging more on politics […]

Christians

posted by David Kuo

Whenever there is a disaster it is Christian relief and development organizations that are among the first on the ground. This is a fact too often lost in “sexier” conversations about politics or theology. But in Peru and in Southeast […]

More on Imus lawsuits

posted by David Kuo

Following up on yesterday’s post on Kia Vaughn’s lawsuit against Don Imus, I received this wonderful email from our friend Thinker who has found a perfect and profound quote from Richard Rohr: “The psychological age has found a surprising and […]

Our Christian nation

posted by David Kuo

There is a Christian nation. It just isn’t America. It is the global nation of those who follow Jesus. It is hard for me to think that way but I think it is the right way to look at the […]

20/20 on Graham and the Presidents

posted by David Kuo

I got a chance to screen the 20/20 piece on Billy Graham and the presidents and it really is a must-watch. More than any other article or TV program of late, it tells the story of faith and politics in […]

Rudy resisting religious chatter

posted by David Kuo

Yesterday in Iowa Rudy Giuliani kept up with his practice of not talking about his religious practice: “My religious affiliation, my religious practices and the degree to which I am a good or not so good Catholic, I prefer to […]

Jesus people

posted by David Kuo

It is easy to look back of 21 centuries of Christendom and figure its rise was inevitable. The fashionable arguments of suppressed gospels, altered Gospels, corruption, conspiracy, and the like are well known to most moderns. But what is easy […]

Obama and Clinton friends no more

posted by David Kuo

Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama were once the most collegial of colleagues today’s NYT reports. Now? They don’t talk save for trying to look friendly when the camera is trained on them. A big deal? Anything unusual? Of […]

Giving God His due

posted by David Kuo

When the bridge went down on Wednesday night, the fears for massive loss of life were great. I talked to a reporter friend on the scene and she said that the sense was it might be pretty bad. Now comes […]

Unaware citizens

posted by David Kuo

Thanks to Jillian for the link to this article about 50% of Americans thinking we found WMDs in Iraq. The article is a year old but is still a jaw-dropper – a much more powerful example of how little we […]

The (Need a name) Awards – nominee

posted by David Kuo

Several months ago I posted a story about a man in Hawaii who was giving away houses and suggested he be nominated for an award for his kindness. I haven’t paid nearly enough attention to finding such stories. I came […]

Beautiful, broken Lindsay

posted by David Kuo

I am haunted by the beauty of Lindsay Lohan’s booking photo. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a booking photo that is truly art – though, I suppose, each one is art in its own way. Hers is art. It […]

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