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  • The Classical Roots of ‘The Hunger Games’

    11/13/2014 9:41:01 AM PST · by Bratch · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Barry Strauss
    The latest installment in “The Hunger Games” film franchise opens on Nov. 21 and promises to be another blockbuster. What accounts for the movies’ success? The obvious answer, of course, is the combination of the irresistible Jennifer Lawrence and Hollywood special effects with a rollicking good story. But we shouldn’t ignore the deeper themes of the tale, which are not only classic but classical, reaching back to Greece and Rome and the very foundations of Western culture. At the heart of the story are three beautiful, heroic young people: Katniss Everdeen and her male romantic interests, Peeta Mellark and Gale...
  • Apostate The Men Who Killed the Christian West

    03/16/2014 6:34:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Apostatebook.com ^ | Kevin Swanson
    An Expose of the Men Responsible for the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization People Who Need to Read This Book: People who prefer A.D. to C.E. on their calendar. People who wonder how anybody in their right mind could approve of Nero's legacy of same-sex marriage, let alone 70% of the millennial generation. People who want their grandchildren to be Christians. People who are bothered by the fact that the most liberal part of society is the universities, and the most liberal part of the universities is the liberal arts department, and the most liberal part of the liberal...
  • God is dead//spoken word

    06/10/2012 2:58:25 PM PDT · by SaraJohnson
    theblaze.com ^ | 6/9/12 | Fr. Ponifex
    Rap Video about Western culture and ethics verus Marxist atheist culture and bio-ethics.
  • Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

    03/22/2012 12:16:46 PM PDT · by bigbob · 14 replies · 1+ views
    TED dot com ^ | Sept. 2011 | Niall Ferguson
    Over the past few centuries, Western cultures have been very good at creating general prosperity for themselves. Historian Niall Ferguson asks: Why the West, and less so the rest? He suggests half a dozen big ideas from Western culture -- call them the 6 killer apps -- that promote wealth, stability and innovation. And in this new century, he says, these apps are all shareable. History is a curious thing, and Niall Ferguson investigates not only what happened but why. 20 minute video at the link
  • YOU'LL HAVE TO KILL US ALL

    09/17/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT · by JLS · 39 replies
    Snaphanen.dk ^ | Sept 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Click on this link to listen to the audio of Mark's acceptance speech for THE SAPPHO PRIZE 2010 in Copenhagen, with an introduction by Eva Agnete Selsing : http://snaphanen.dk/2010/09/13/steyn-in-scandinavia/
  • The Heritage of Western Civilization

    07/31/2010 10:07:39 AM PDT · by TradicalRC · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Education Research Center ^ | April , 2010 | CARDINAL GEORGE PELL
    In 2002 a group of tourists from the United States visited the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing to hear a talk by a Chinese academic who prefers to remain anonymous. Speaking in the plural for unnamed fellow thinkers, he described their search for what accounted for the pre-eminence, the success of the West all over the world. Their studies ranged widely. Originally they thought the main reason was more powerful guns; then it was Western political systems, before considering the claims of the Western economic system. Finally, and I quote "in the past twenty years, we have realized...
  • Calif. bill would block Texas textbook changes

    05/16/2010 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies · 1,235+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 5/16/2010 | ROBIN HINDERY
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California may soon take a stand against proposed changes to social studies textbooks ordered by the Texas school board, as a way to prevent them from being incorporated in California texts. Legislation by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, seeks to protect the nation's largest public school population from the revised social studies curriculum approved in March by the Texas Board of Education. Critics say if the changes are incorporated into textbooks, they will be historically inaccurate and dismissive of the contributions of minorities. The Texas recommendations, which face a final vote by the Republican-dominated board on May...
  • A slow-burn bonfire of liberties[A BONFIRE OF LIBERTIES]

    05/13/2010 11:21:50 AM PDT · by JLS · 8 replies · 465+ views
    MaCleans.ca ^ | 13 May 2010 | Mark Steyn
    Here’s what you get when the state hauls nobodies off to jail for quoting the Bible At the time of writing, I have no idea who’s won the British general election. At the time of reading, you probably have. But, whatever the result, I doubt it will make much difference to the fate of the United Kingdom, which is in the fast lane of the not-so-slow-burn bonfire of the liberties consuming much of the Western world. The official “defining moment” of the campaign was Gordon Brown’s unguarded post-photo-op dismissal of Gillian Duffy as a “bigoted woman.” Mrs. Duffy, a plain-spoken...
  • 'This Is Alabama; We Speak English'

    04/27/2010 8:24:26 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies · 1,275+ views
    AOL ^ | 4/27/2010 | Mara Gay
    (April 27) -- Tim James is betting his election that Alabama voters prefer what he calls "common sense" to "political correctness." The Republican gubernatorial candidate is running a provocative ad arguing that Alabama's driver's license exam should be given only in English. "This is Alabama; we speak English," James says. "If you want to live here, learn it." The campaign spot has had more than 60,000 views on YouTube. The son of former Alabama Gov. Fob James promises to do away with the 12 foreign languages the test currently offers if he is elected in November. In the ad, James...
  • Despite ban, Holder to speak to CAIR-linked group

    11/09/2009 3:37:45 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies · 775+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/9/09 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to give a keynote speech later this month to a Michigan group which includes the local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations even though the FBI has formally severed contacts with the controversial Muslim civil rights organization. On Nov. 19, Holder is scheduled to speak in Detroit to the first annual awards banquet of Advocates and Leaders for Police and Community Trust, a coalition of several dozen law enforcement and community groups. An online registration form for the event includes the Council on American Islamic Relations-Michigan on a list of “official & participating...
  • EDITORIAL: The American journey

    10/12/2009 7:33:20 PM PDT · by runninglips · 5 replies · 375+ views
    In the 19th century, Christopher Columbus was regarded as one of the most heroic and significant figures of his or any age. The "Admiral of the Ocean Seas" was celebrated throughout the Americas as a visionary who braved the unknown on a mission of discovery that created a New World. Our national capitol district was named in his honor because he opened the door to a new era of freedom that America represents.
  • The Early Church: How Christians elevated culture

    07/02/2009 11:49:01 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 7 replies · 510+ views
    Catholic Education Resource Center ^ | 7/3/09 | Anthony Esolen
    What did the Christians cherish from the pagan traditions, and what did they change? How Christians elevated culture What did the Christians cherish from the pagan traditions, and what did they change? They raised the status of women. It's dogma in our public schools today that women in ancient times were oppressed, because women had no voting rights, women had not the same opportunities as men, and so forth. You will be mocked if you deny that this spells oppression. If you're a college professor and you deny it, get ready for the stake. But the charges are anachronistic and...
  • Why the West is Boyle'd (How we validate our own mediocrity by crowning stars-for-a-day)

    06/13/2009 11:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies · 1,227+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 4/21/2009 | Spengler
    The West still has no idea what kind of trouble it's in. Singer Susan Boyle, our latest instant celebrity, reminds me of any number of singers I conducted in amateur renditions of the easier Schubert or Haydn masses, or the sort of matron who sings "Katti-Shaw" or "Buttercup" in the local Gilbert and Sullivan production. Musical talent springs up like grass, and engaging voices are a dollar a dozen. That Boyle has come to embody the triumph of ordinary people over obscurity, complete with invitations to appear on Oprah and Larry King, is disheartening. The popular audience in the West...
  • A superpower that feeds on mediocrity cannot survive for long on leftovers from the past

    06/08/2009 5:55:44 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 5 replies · 464+ views
    Jewish World Review | June 8, 2009 / 16 Sivan 5769 | Mark Steyn
    Let's pause right there: It's interesting how easily the words "the Muslim world" roll off the tongues of liberal secular progressives who'd choke on any equivalent reference to "the Christian world." When such hyperalert policemen of the perimeter between church and state endorse the former but not the latter, they're implicitly acknowledging that Islam is not merely a faith but a political project, too. There is an "Organization of the Islamic Conference," which is already the largest single voting bloc at the United Nations and is still adding new members. Imagine if someone proposed an "Organization of the Christian Conference"...
  • Gay marriage is not about rights. It is an attack on Western Culture.

    04/30/2009 7:45:14 PM PDT · by El Gringo · 25 replies · 939+ views
    free republic ^ | JWThinkwright
    A much more insideous move is behind the Gay Rights movement than most of us dare to imagine. It is an attempt to stamp out Moses and the laws handed him by God. You talk about the Audacity of Hope! The leftists are going for the "whole enchilada" on this one.more...
  • Lights up

    04/11/2009 9:58:07 PM PDT · by JLS · 3 replies · 440+ views
    Steynonline ^ | 11 April 2009 | Mark Steyn
    Lights up Saturday, 11 April 2009 My valiant comrade Ezra Levant and I were on the air in Chicago last night with WGN's legendary Milt Rosenberg, discussing Ezra's book Shakedown, free speech, and the faintheartedness of the multicultural west for a full two hours. Milt was rightly concerned to put our trials in Canada in the broader context, and in tomorrow's Washington Post Jonathan Turley expands on that theme in a piece bluntly titled "The Free World Bars Free Speech": Ever since 2006, when Muslims worldwide rioted over newspaper cartoons picturing the prophet Muhammad, Western countries, too, have been prosecuting...
  • Youth for Western Culture group at Vanderbilt stirs furor

    03/31/2009 8:12:47 PM PDT · by genetic homophobe · 6 replies · 616+ views
    http://m.wbir.com/news.jsp?key=84597&rc=WC ^ | March 30, 2009 | Jennifer Brooks
  • Islam and Free Speech

    03/14/2009 3:26:41 AM PDT · by Scanian · 11 replies · 478+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March, 2009 | Jeremy Rabkin
    Is freedom of speech in America threatened by the political mobilization of Islam? People who warn about threats to free speech usually like to shout about them—perhaps to show that they themselves won't submit to threats. I don't think America will face any shortage of people ready to shout about Islam or the Middle East or homeland security any time soon. But there are certainly ominous trends stirring in the world. Not shadowy extremists but representatives of actual governments—nearly 60, in fact— have demanded that Western nations suppress speech that casts Islam in a bad light. UN human rights agencies...
  • Peter Pan Nation

    12/11/2007 7:03:56 AM PST · by bs9021 · 53 replies · 251+ views
    Campus Report ^ | December 12, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Peter Pan Nation by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 11, 2007 If it seems that America’s establishment figures have been getting increasingly immature as the years go by, you are not imagining things. Gifted writer Diana West catalogues this trend to a fare-thee-well in her admirable book, The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization. “More than a syllabus is at stake; more than the ethnic makeup of college students is at issue; more than the feminization of the hard sciences is under consideration,” she writes. “Looking back, it becomes clear that there was a...
  • Stop Letting Them Treat Us Like a Turkey

    12/01/2007 3:53:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 526+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2007 | Diana West
    What could the USS Kitty Hawk and Citigroup possibly have in common? I'll start with the aircraft carrier because I'm still stewing over what happened when the People's Republic of China abruptly denied the USS Kitty Hawk and its accompanying ships and submarines their routine, scheduled Thanksgiving berth in Hong Kong, where hundreds of crew members' families had gathered (at considerable expense) to celebrate the holiday with their loved ones. First, there was the nasty act itself. News accounts speculated about the "reason" -- was it President Bush's recent meeting with the Dalai Lama? Our latest arms agreement with Taiwan?...
  • Donor Intent Endangered

    11/06/2007 2:00:19 PM PST · by bs9021 · 73+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 6, 2007 | Malcolm Kline
    Donor Intent Endangered by: Malcolm A. Kline, November 06, 2007 Usually, when you donate to a charity you have some say in what happens to the donation, at least if you’re still around when the transfer payment takes place. “If ye’ be living when you’re giving, you be knowing where it’s going,” noted philanthropist John Templeton notably said. The problem of donor intent has become so acute in the charity world that it has spawned a cottage industry that focuses attention on it and, to some degree, has made charities more meticulous in adhering to their mission statements. Conversely, in...
  • Islam expert: Europe well on the way to 'Islamization'

    09/17/2007 3:18:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies · 79+ views
    One News Now ^ | September 17, 2007 | Chad Groening
    A best-selling author and leading expert on Islam says that religion is well on its way to taking control of Europe -- and he's afraid that widespread violence may break out as a result. In his new book, Religion of Peace? Why Christianity Is and Islam Isn't, Robert Spencer, who is director of Jihad Watch, says that the war on terror is in fact a struggle against an Islamic jihad that would conquer and subjugate Western non-Muslims. He also asserts that Islam is well on its way to taking over Europe because the population has been silent for too long....
  • An inability to tolerate Islam contradicts western values (mega barf alert)

    07/20/2007 7:22:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 24 replies · 523+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 21, 2007 | Karen Armstrong
    In the 17th century, when some Iranian mullahs were trying to limit freedom of expression, Mulla Sadra, the great mystical philosopher of Isfahan, insisted that all Muslims were perfectly capable of thinking for themselves and that any religiosity based on intellectual repression and inquisitorial coercion was "polluted". Mulla Sadra exerted a profound influence on generations of Iranians, but it is ironic that his most famous disciple was probably Ayatollah Khomeini, author of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.
  • I finally Get It About Some Liberals

    07/10/2007 4:25:49 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 24 replies · 425+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/10/07 | Purple Mountains
    I was having an argument with a liberal friend the other day when I had an epiphany. You see, I almost don’t care what it costs and how long it takes to accomplish our mission in Iraq, because it is the central location of the war against the Islamic terrorists, and this war is to defend Christianity and Western Civilization against their destruction. The epiphany I had was when I realized that there was no point to our argument because my liberal friend DID NOT CARE IF CHRISTIANITY AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION WERE DESTROYED. He had no use for them.
  • Bernard Lewis: Muslims to Take Over Europe

    02/02/2007 7:22:49 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies · 2,895+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 1, 2007 | Newsmax
    Muslims "seem to be about to take over Europe,” which has "given up” efforts to maintain its culture, said world-renowned Middle Eastern and Islamic scholar Bernard Lewis. Lewis, a professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, told the Jerusalem Post that soon the only important question regarding Europe’s future would be, "Will it be an Islamized Europe or Europeanized Islam?" Lewis, whose many books include the recent "What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East,” said the Islamic takeover of Europe would be assisted by "immigration and democracy." Instead of fighting the threat, he added,...
  • Connections

    11/17/2006 8:46:09 AM PST · by Hank Kerchief · 26 replies · 706+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | 11/16/06 | Reginald Firehammer
    Connections by Reginald Firehammer Everything is connected. We tend to see things separately and often fail to see the relationships between ideas and events that affect us until it is too late. For example, three articles I recently read seem to be about different and only loosely related subjects, but in fact have profound connections—connections that must be recognized if Western Civilization is to be saved. The recent elections in this country are proof that most people do not see the connections, else they would understand the politicians they have elected are doing all in their power to hasten the...
  • Europe's Chastisement? -- How the Abandonment of Christianity May Be Leading to Disaster

    04/13/2006 4:17:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 1,735+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 13, 2006 | Ed Vitagliano (Agape Press)
    (AgapePress) -- Anyone know where we can find some Etruscans? You know, members of the Etruscan civilization that existed in ancient Italy, predating even Rome? Well, there aren't any. The Etruscans were absorbed by the Roman civilization and ceased to exist as a distinct people. Ominously, if a growing number of experts and cultural observers are right, it's entirely possible that the same question may be asked 100 years from now -- only about Italians or Spaniards or Russians. As writer Mark Steyn glumly put it in The New Criterion, "Much of what we loosely call the Western world will...
  • Why Muslims are a threat to Western society?

    04/11/2006 11:38:32 PM PDT · by Islamwatch · 17 replies · 849+ views
    islam-watch.org ^ | 12 April, 2006 | Alamgir Hussain
    Destroying extra-Islamic culture and soceity is central to the Islamic dogma. Muslims have excuted the same with unfailing conviction since the inception of Islam 14 centuries ago.
  • Culture of Fear

    02/20/2006 11:08:56 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies · 763+ views
    Reason ^ | February 17, 2006 | Ronald Bailey
    Dealing with cultural panic attacksEarlier this week, the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, held a remarkably interesting conference titled "Panic Attack: The New Precautionary Culture, the Politics of Fear, and the Risks to Innovation." It was interesting not only because I was a participant, but because it looked at how many Western countries are losing their cultural nerve, as evidenced by the increasing cultural acceptance of the so-called precautionary principle. The strongest versions of the precautionary principle demand that innovators prove that their inventions will never cause harm before they are allowed to deploy or sell them. In other...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Shall we stand up to defend our culture?

    11/04/2005 11:37:29 PM PST · by dolphin_CAGE · 2 replies · 295+ views
    CAGE ^ | 11.05.2005 [04:32] | dolphin
    ...The riots that have already engulfed over 20 Parisian suburbs are not simple protests of the ‘oppresed’ and ‘disaffectioned’ immigrants that are supposedly deprived of opportunities for advancement by the ethnocentric French society. For the Western Nations and France in particular they have much more far-reaching and ominous implications.They are a challenge thrown today to the Western Culture. They are an act of defiance, rejection, and outright expression of scorn for the traditions and values that have allowed these very Muslim immigrants to join the club of the Golden Billion. They have refused and ridiculed this invitation. Instead, the majority...
  • Understanding the Hatred of Roberts and America by Some on the Left

    09/12/2005 3:41:03 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 279+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 9/12/05 | Purple Mountains
    The raw hatred spewed by the NARAL ad attacking Judge Roberts was almost physically hurtful to view. How have we come to this point – where a leftist political organization thinks it is acceptable to air such cruel lies about and try to destroy a decent man? How can a university professor like Ward Churchill refer to the victims of 9/11 as “little Eichmanns who got what was coming to them”? At least when Senator McCarthy, back in the 1950’s, tried to destroy people, he thought he was saving America. These people would destroy us.
  • I'm In Favor of the Payment of Reparations

    08/30/2005 9:14:42 AM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 5 replies · 360+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 8/30/05 | Purple Mountains
    Because of the evils of slavery, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and other African-American leaders have come out in favor of reparations payments. I agree with them. Yes, I agree that African-Americans should pay reparations to the rest of us. The only questions are: how much should be paid and how to apportion the money to descendents of the men and women who freed the slaves. In my case it is going to be a little difficult, because only my grandfather on my father’s side is descended from citizens who were here during the Civil War.
  • Why Does Capitalism Get Such A Bum Rap? - (reviewing philosophy of Adam Smith;Wealth of Nations)

    05/14/2005 5:25:03 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 905+ views
    NATIONAL JOURNAL.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | CLIVE CROOK
    There are many kinds of anti-capitalism. The most militant variety, involving street protests and kicked-in windows, has subsided a little lately. But this was never the most important kind. A broader, milder, even cordial, discontent with capitalism saturates Western culture. It has become so familiar that it barely registers at the conscious level. But the feeling is there, and it creates the climate in which public policy is framed. Sipping a cup of Starbucks Fair Trade Blend -- the kind that guarantees growers a "living wage," while encouraging "equitable and sustainable development" (as opposed to the more normal kind of...
  • How to Oppose Liberal Intolerance

    08/11/2004 7:40:13 AM PDT · by albertp · 14 replies · 974+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | August 11, 2004 | Lawrence Auster
    How to Oppose Liberal Intolerance By Lawrence Auster FrontPageMagazine.com | August 11, 2004 The double standard may well be the most characteristic feature of the leftist cultural order under which we now live. A particularly revealing instance of the double standard was the media's wall-to-wall obsession with the Abu Ghraib abuses, combined with its refusal to show the tape of the savage beheadings of innocent Americans by Islamist killers. While conservatives complain endlessly (one might even say boringly) about the double standard, however, they have signally failed to understand it. One explanation may be that today's leftists deceptively describe their...
  • Like Mike

    04/21/2004 6:23:50 AM PDT · by wjersey · 7 replies · 143+ views
    NRO ^ | 4/21/2004 | Robert Alt
    BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Cars spin down the street at night, tricked out with blue neon lights and sporting CDs dangled from their rearview mirrors. Thriving shops blare 50 Cent's In Da Club, while the young techie at one of the numerous local Internet cafés prefers to blast Nirvana. Cell phones with personalized ring tones and text messaging are literally everywhere. And teenage gamers while away their afternoons playing Vice City and Tom Clancy's Medal of Honor. Anytown, USA? No: Welcome to the new face of Baghdad, where, to quote Army Sgt. First Class Woods, the kids "want to be like...
  • Move over, Ms. Fallaci

    03/30/2004 7:33:58 PM PST · by Nevski · 10 replies · 201+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 30, 2004 | Nevski
    <p>The morning of Jan. 29, upon hearing about the attack on a bus in Jerusalem, I did not experience the expected emotion. It seemed such a "normal" thing, and I have not enough tears to shed for people I do not know.</p>
  • The Real Museum Looters

    05/15/2003 8:46:14 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 4 replies · 588+ views
    The Rational Argumentator ^ | May 15, 2003 | Dr. Keith Lockitch
    Initial reports of the looting of the Iraqi National Museum sparked a frenzy of outrage. Denied their desert quagmire, their civilian massacres, their oil-fire eco-disaster, and their inflamed "Arab street," leftists all but leaped at the opportunity to denounce our armed forces—with some even urging that our soldiers be prosecuted for war crimes for their alleged failure to prevent the looting. It turns out, though, that our troops were not standing "idly by" but were being fired at from the museum complex. And the number of missing artifacts—initially assumed to be in the thousands—is now thought to be closer to...
  • Falwell Was Right

    10/15/2002 10:42:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 211+ views
    American Prowler ^ | 10/16/02 | George Neumayr
    If Jerry Falwell had described Quakerism as a violent religion, would Quakers have rioted? Would Quaker preachers have called for his death? No, because it is not a religion with violent elements. But calling Islam a religion of war is dangerous precisely because elements of violence reside in it. The violent Islamic reaction to Falwell's remarks tends to confirm their validity. "Shiite Muslim clerics in Lebanon and Iran reacted with rage to Falwell's remarks, and an envoy of Iran's supreme leader called for his death," reported CBS. "Iranian cleric Mohsen Mojtahed Shabestari, addressing weekly Friday prayers in the northwestern town...
  • Kissing Jerry Falwell Goodbye

    07/10/2002 5:30:10 AM PDT · by sola gracia · 28 replies · 208+ views
    razormouth ^ | July 10, 2002 | Daniel James Hugger
    Guest | Daniel James Hugger explains why Christians should abandon the 'religious right' Until about three years ago I was a die-hard right winger. I attended a rally in my hometown for George Bush Sr. in 1992 (at the tender age of nine!). I stayed up late reveling in the Republican revolution of 1994. I was in a state of shock for a week after the defeat of Bob Dole.But then something changed.I realized the right and even the religious right were quite wrong about many things. I felt betrayed by those who were supposed to be on my side,...