Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday miscellaneous (6/29)

Dr. Mark Mitchell contrasts the current gay-rights movement with the Booker T. Washington.

According to one new peer reviewed study, modern evolution theory is becoming a conclusion without an underlying theory. "Darwinism in its current scientific incarnation has pretty much reached the end of its rope."

Ron Paul has indicated that he is not intending to hijack the Republican convention (not that this has stopped his supporters).

Yesterday’s healthcare opinion has already led to $2.5 million in donations to the Romney campaign.

An atheist blogger is converting to catholicism and now faces the question of what to do with her blog.

Although this author makes some really good point, I don’t think handsaws for kindergartners is a selling campaign strategy.

I’m always fascinated by stories that show just how little we know about the ancients. We think of them as isolated tribal groups. And then something like this--ancient roman jewelry in an ancient japanese tomb--is found.

The student loan bubble is getting closer to bursting.

Landlords in DC have so many legal obligations to meet that it’s almost comical. It leads to results like this:

I asked my property manager whether we could meet with potential tenants and interview them. She told me that, as a general rule, she does not like to meet any potential tenants.  Why? Because if you never meet them, you cannot be accused of discriminating against them.  It would be funny if it were not so Kafkaesque.

Christianity Today has conflicting articles on President Obama’s faith.

Someday, maybe, I’ll have a library/study like some of these. At least I can dream, right?

The Atlantic’s article on modern feminism and why women can’t have it all is making lots of waves.

Exodus International, a ministry for homosexuals, is modifying its message.

Yesterday the House of Representatives voted to hold Eric Holder in contempt. If my blogs are correct, this is the first time in US history this has happened to a sitting cabinet member. Heritage has the backstory (Fortune tells a slightly different version). PowerLine lays out the case against Holder. For his own good, Obama needs a new AG.

And finally, not all cheeses are made equal:

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