Book Chronicles How Early Navy Embodied Constitution’s Defense of Common Rights

By Dave Dentel

In the campaign to ratify the U.S. Constitution, one argument advanced by proponents of the document is that it would create a stronger federal government better equipped to defend the nascent republic from foreign belligerents.

The prescience of this thesis is borne out in Ian W. Toll’s book, Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Foundation of the U.S. Navy.

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Ignore the Godless Grinches. Jesus is for Real.

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Slapping down heretics: St. Nicholas, the prototype of Santa Claus, got away with it at the Council of Nicea. But I wouldn’t recommend it nowadays—no matter how provoked you feel.

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Time: Atheist Organization Decks Billboards with Christmas Jeer

Orlando Sentinel: Ban Displays at Capitol, Close Door to Absurdities

Washington Post: Did historical Jesus Really Exist? The Evidence Just doesn’t Add up.

Washington Post: Forget Santa Claus, Virginia. Was there a Jesus Christ?

Caesar’s Gallic Wars: How Old are the Manuscripts

Golden-throated crooners may tell us it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but informed Christians know better: The approach of Christmas also means the emergence of anti-yuletide cranks.

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Muslim Leaders: Want Your People to Please God? Try a Little Mercy.

Dear Muslim Leaders:

You may not have noticed it, but recent news items out of several Islamic countries recounting efforts to enforce religious laws have been horrifying.

In Iran, several young men and women were jailed for making a video of themselves dancing together. In Sudan, a wife and mother has been sentenced to die for being a Christian. And in Pakistan, yet another young wife and expectant mother was stoned to death allegedly for the sake of her family’s honor.

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