Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday miscellaneous (11/8)

This week the rumor arose that David Barton was considering a run as a US Senator from Texas. However, he has since stated that he will not run.

Thomas Kidd identifies some quotes commonly but incorrectly attributed to Patrick Henry. You may have heard one of them: "it cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ!"

And this week was election week. Some of the most overlooked races were probably in Iowa, where a candidate won a mayor seat with eighteen write-in votes.

Also on the election front: the electorate in five Colorado counties voted to explore seceding from the state.

Ender's Game was released last week, so it's a good time to consider some of the actual military tactics reflected in the novel.

Thaddeus Kozinski writes that a liberal arts is simultaneously useless and very important.

Journalist Kirsten Powers tells the story of her conversion to Christianity.

The Obamacare rollout is getting so troubled that Democratic Senators are starting to complain to the President.

And finally, on Obamacare, here are Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at this year's County Music Awards.


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