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  • Misread Rapture? (Christian critics of 'Left Behind' series)

    01/24/2002 12:12:38 AM PST · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 177 replies · 3,434+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan. 24, 2001 | Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>The apocalyptic 1995 novel "Left Behind" and its eight sequels have sold 50 million copies. The Christian end-of-the-world epic by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins has spawned a Hollywood movie and sparked renewed interest in Bible prophecy.</p> <p>Despite its enormous success, "Left Behind" is being criticized on theological grounds by some Christians who say the story of worldwide tribulation following a sudden "Rapture" of born-again believers is based on a faulty interpretation of the Bible.</p>
  • Minorities to schools: Listen to us

    08/20/2001 5:22:08 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 49+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2001 | Patrik Jonsson
    Minorities to schools: Listen to us Parents protest from Greensboro, N.C., to San Francisco to win a greater say in their own children's education. By Patrik Jonsson | Special to The Christian Science Monitor GREENSBORO, N.C. - The new school year was to come laden with goodies for the black and Latino kids of Greensboro's south side. Targeting overcrowded schools, city officials intended to hire 34 new teachers, build a new high school, and fire up a trendy achievement program at one middle school. Disturbed over a growing disconnect between the theories of "educrats" and the realities of black and ...
  • Essays & Articles Available

    08/14/2001 6:17:56 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 53+ views
    McCain Essays ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 8, 201 | Self
    Robert Stacy McCain, an assistant national editor with The Washington Times, now has a Web site featuring several of his essays, features and news articles, including: * A story about Jesse Dirkhising that examined the charges of media bias in the case of the 13-year-old raped and murdered by two homosexual men. * A story about so-called "watchdog" organizations like Morris Dees' Southern Poverty Law Center who have been accused of exaggerating the threat of hate-group extremists. * "Commie Coeds vs. Corporate Capitalism", a humorous look at the "anti-globalization" protesters who've been making a pest of themselves in recent years. ...
  • Posters Protest Cultural Genocide in Virginia

    08/10/2001 11:36:38 AM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 40+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, Aug. 10, 2001 | John McCaslin ("Inside the Beltway")
    This item was part of John McCaslin's "Inside the Beltway" column Friday: Erasing the South Jason Koehne had hoped the 250 pictures of tearing eyes he posted all over Chantilly would draw attention to the "inequities and suffering wrought upon Southern people." He got the attention, if not the sympathy. "Our history is being rewritten and or obliterated" in the guise of political correctness, complains Mr. Koehne, chairman of the Northern Virginia chapter of the League of the South. "As Southerners, we are forced to endure ridicule and scorn on a daily basis. Our people are verbally attacked in all ...
  • Study finds segregation in America's schools

    07/17/2001 11:11:47 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 36+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 18 | Robert Stacy McCain
    www.washtimes.com Study finds segregation in America&#39;s schools Robert Stacy McCain THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published 7/18/01      American schools became more racially segregated in the 1990s, according to a new Harvard University study. &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;In the past decade, &#34;racial and ethnic segregation [in public schools] continued to intensify,&#34; the study by Harvard scholars Gary Orfield and Nora Gordon found. &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;Schools in the South are the most integrated, according to the study, while New York is the state with the most segregated schools, with the fewest black students attending majority white schools and the highest level of &#34;intense segregation&#34; for Hispanic students. &#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;&#160;Nearly half ...
  • Arms Wrestling (Richard Poe's "7 Myths of Gun Control")

    07/12/2001 1:19:37 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 186+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 12, 2001 | Jennifer L. Piccolo
    Arms wrestling The Washington Times www.washtimes.com Arms wrestling Jennifer L. Piccolo THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published 7/12/01      Richard Poe says he&#39;s &#34;not a hunter, a gun hobbyist or a gun enthusiast.&#34; But he defintely supports the Second Amendment, which guarantees Americans the right &#34;to keep and bear arms.&#34; His new book, &#34;The Seven Myths of Gun Control,&#34; was written &#34;not out of any personal zest for firearms,&#34; he says, &#34;but out of my sense of duty as a journalist and citizen.      &#34;I could no longer stand silent while my Constitution was shredded,&#34; says Mr. Poe, editor of Front Page Magazine (www.frontpagemag.com). ...
  • NAACP leader compares Bush to Taliban

    07/08/2001 7:55:26 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 89+ views
    NAACP ^ | Sunday, July 8, 2001 | Julian Bond
    The following are excerpts from the prepared text of a speech given tonight (Sunday) at the NAACP convention by chairman Julian Bond.: "[President Bush] has selected nominees from the Taliban wing of American politics, appeased the wretched appetites of the extreme right wing, and chosen Cabinet officials whose devotion to the Confederacy is nearly canine in its uncritical affection. ..." "This year -- 2001 -- Mississippians voted by a margin of 2 to 1 to keep the Confederate swastika as their state's flag. ..." "Even as the nation becomes more racially and ethnically diverse than at any time in its ...
  • SUNDAY SMOKING LOUNGE

    07/08/2001 3:08:43 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 55+ views
    miscellaneous | Sunday, July 8, 2001 | vanity
    Pull up a chair, kick back and light up, guys. Just shootin' the breeze, swappin' stories. Disruptors and persons expressing political correctness will be shot on sight. Smoke 'em while you got 'em, boys -- what's happening?
  • Attack on mayor spotlights tensions in Central District

    07/08/2001 3:07:29 AM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 22+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Sunday 7/8/01 | ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr., KERY MURAKAMI AND ERIC RUTHFORD
    Attack on mayor spotlights tensions in Central District Sunday, July 8, 2001 By ROBERT L. JAMIESON Jr., KERY MURAKAMI AND ERIC RUTHFORDSEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTERS A longtime community activist allegedly attacked Mayor Paul Schell during a unity celebration in the Central District Saturday, further unnerving a neighborhood rife with turmoil since the fatal shooting of a black motorist by a white police officer in May. Seattle police said James C. Garrett, who is a candidate for mayor, hit Schell in the face with a megaphone, fracturing the mayor's right cheekbone and a bone near his eyebrow, as well as breaking the ...
  • Where is the background feature on Poundstone?

    07/01/2001 12:39:21 AM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 41+ views
    Vanity | Sunday | Me
    Somebody pointed out that "Entertainment Tonight" reported the Paula Poundstone arrest without even mentioning that the child who was alleged to be the victim of a "lewd act" was a female. In other words, "ET" did not want to suggest that Poundstone is a lesbian, although that seems to be an open secret -- like certain other comedians, including Rosie O'Donnell. The thing I'm noticing here is the lack of a background feature. Remember how, when O.J. was accused, the papers were full of all manner of background information on O.J., Nicole, the Goldman guy, Kato, et cetera? Well, there's ...
  • The Crying Game (NY drag queen murdered)

    06/20/2001 1:52:26 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 32+ views
    Salon ^ | June 20, 2001 | Nina Siegal
    Salon.com News | The crying game Search&nbsp;&nbsp;Directory&nbsp;&nbsp; -->About Salon&nbsp;&nbsp;Table Talk&nbsp;&nbsp;Advertise in Salon&nbsp;&nbsp;Investor Relations To print this page, select "Print" from the File menu of your browser The crying game Amanda Milan was a jet-setting, transgender escort. Why did she wind up with a knife in her throat at New York's Port Authority bus terminal? - - - - - - - - - - - - By Nina Siegal June 20, 2001 | NEW YORK -- The sky was unusually bright that night, the air humid and sultry, embracing the light. Amanda Milan had pulled a trick for an escort ...
  • The nuclear family takes a hit

    06/07/2001 8:53:52 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 28+ views
    Salon ^ | June 7, 2001 | Amy Benfer
    The nuclear family takes a hit Census data deals a blow to an American icon -- and the conservative groups that promote it. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Amy Benfer June 7, 2001 | We all know what the nuclear family looks like: It looks like a cliché, a fond and fuzzy cliché evoked by episodes of "Leave It to Beaver" or "Ozzie and Harriet." These potent icons are faded and fictional, not to mention completely overwhelmed by general cultural consensus and demographic studies. Yet the "ideal" American family -- a father ...
  • HOLLYWOOD TWISTS "SUM OF ALL FEARS"

    06/07/2001 6:18:01 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 44+ views
    Premiere | July 2001
    According to the July issue of PREMIERE magazine, Paramount has made MAJOR changes in the plot of Tom Clancy's "The Sum of All Fears" -- changes which reflect the continuing left-wing bias of Hollywood. In Clancy's novel, a group of Islamic/Arab terrorists joins forces with German Marxist radicals to produce a nuclear bomb that is then detonated at the Super Bowl. The Hollywood version, according to PREMIERE, completely erases the entire Middle East connection (which Clancy fans will recall involved a peace treaty brokered by the Pope and enforced by the Swiss). Instead, the villain is a German neo-Nazi. Great! ...
  • "When women vote, Democrats win," DNC's Terry McAuliffe says

    06/06/2001 7:57:14 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 56+ views
    AP via Newsday ^ | Wednesday, June 6, 2001 | Will Lester
    The Democratic National Committee is setting up another branch of its operation to focus on one of the party's most reliable voting groups -- women. The national chairman, Terry McAuliffe, announced the start-up of the DNC's Women's Vote Center on Wednesday. ''We know that when women vote, Democrats win,'' McAuliffe said. ''The Women's Vote Center is more than an Election Day operation; it's an everyday vehicle that will consistently communicate about policies and initiatives that will improve the quality of life for women and their families.'' The center will focus on training for campaigns, recruiting women candidates and conduct research ...
  • Stop hounding Bush girls, says their 'American Icon' cousin

    06/06/2001 1:50:00 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 30+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2001 | Philip Delves Broughton
    ISSUE 2203Wednesday 6 June 2001 Stop hounding Bush girls, says their 'American Icon' cousinBy Philip Delves Broughton in New York&nbsp; &nbsp; Tatler&nbsp; The White House&nbsp; 2young2drink&nbsp; MEMBERS of the Bush clan descended on Manhattan en masse on Monday night lured by a British magazine and the prospect of one of their number becoming a supermodel. Lauren Bush: the new face of American youth Lauren Bush, 16, a niece of the President, appears wrapped in the Stars and Stripes on the cover of the latest Tatler, which declares her an "American Icon". She has been signed up by the Elite ...
  • Ann Coulter on "Politically Incorrect" -- transcript

    06/05/2001 6:21:35 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 24+ views
    ABC ^ | June 1, 2001 | Bill Maher & Co.
    June 1, 2001 Guests on this program were:   Anne Coulter Florence Henderson Craig Ferguson Dave Matthews Bill: Hi, I'm Bill Maher. You know, tonight is something of a landmark for "Politically Incorrect." It's our 1,000th episode on ABC. Now -- thank you. ....(snip comedy sketch) [ Cheers and applause ] All right, let's meet our 1,000th show panel. She is a "New York Times" best-selling author and a syndicated columnist for "Universal Press" and human events, and she is my friend. Ann Coulter, ladies and gentlemen. There you are. [ Cheers and applause ] Ann: Congratulations on your 1,000th ...
  • California's "White Out" (my title)

    06/04/2001 7:41:51 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 48+ views
    American Demographics | June 2001 | William H. Frey
    The following is derived from a graphic in American Democraphics magazine, June 2001 issue, page 23: CALIFORNIA WHITES: MAJORITY to MINORITY Metro...............2000 Metro............% White area.................Population..........1990......2000 Salinas...................401,762............52.3%.....40.3% Merced..................210,554.............54.2%.....40.6% Fresno..................922,516..............51.9%.....40.6% Visalia/Tulare.........368,021.............54.6%.....41.8% Stockton/Lodi.........563,598.............58.8%.....47.4% Bakersfield............661,645..............62.7%.....49.5%
  • ATTN: ARIZONA FREEPERS -- IMPORTANT QUESTION

    06/04/2001 6:19:06 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 28+ views
    self | June 4, 2001 | vanity
    Listen, I've got an important question for those who you who follow Arizona politics: Have there been any recent (last 5 years) internal struggles within the state Republican Party? Have any "establishment" Republican candidates had tough primary contests against "right wing" candidates, especially Christian Coalition/pro-life candidates? Is the "religious right" a strong presence in Arizona GOP politics? Which is more powerful within the party -- the Establishment/Chamber of Commerce wing or the grassroots right? Any background you could supply would be helpful. Specifics -- names, dates, elections, offices, districts -- would especially be helpful. Thanks.
  • Atlanta teens play in Cancun while parents worry at home

    06/04/2001 12:15:31 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 34+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 4, 2001 | Bill Hendrick
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: 6.4.2001 Atlanta teens play in Cancun while parents worry at home By BILL HENDRICK Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer When Fred Salmons finished high school a generation ago, foreign travel was on his mind. Salmons was headed for a sunny spot --- Vietnam. Today, his 18-year-old son, Adam, is traveling to the sun, as well. Adam Salmons will join hundreds of other Atlanta-area teens for what has become a standard rite of passage for affluent high-school grads--- a trip to Cancun, Mexico, where anyone tall enough to peer over a bar can buy beer and hard liquor at ...
  • Titanic loss of family values

    06/03/2001 3:48:37 PM PDT · by BurkeCalhounDabney · 58+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, June 1, 2001 | Robert Stacy McCain
    June 1, 2001 Titanic loss of family values Robert Stacy McCain      In February 1999, Paul Weyrich rocked the conservative world by declaring that the culture war was over and "family values" had lost.      "I no longer believe that there is a moral majority," said Mr. Weyrich, a veteran conservative activist who first suggested the name "Moral Majority" for the Rev. Jerry Falwell´s organization. "I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share our values."      The causes of this defeat were not political, Mr. Weyrich explained, but "a cultural collapse of historical proportions." Simply put, the 1960s counterculture had ...