Tag Archives: obituary

Cokie Roberts

The death of Cokie Roberts, and a remark she once made, prompt a hypothesis. Continue reading

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John Paul Stevens

I seem to be the only person to have noticed something odd about Justice Stevens’ religion opinions. Continue reading

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Rachel Held Evans, R.I.P.

  “When I left church at age 29, full of doubt and disillusionment,” she wrote in that piece, “I wasn’t looking for a better-produced Christianity. I was looking for a truer Christianity, a more authentic Christianity.” Elizabeth Dias and Sam … Continue reading

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Friday, 3/21/14

Lordy, lordy, lordy! How shall I feel if the IRS takes down Mars Hill Church and Mark Driscoll, as they took down Al Capone, for tax law violations? Also, good fear (poop) versus bad fear (hellfire) and the threat of non-refunded CCRC fees. Continue reading

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Mikhail Kalashnikov and culpability

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Creator of the AK-47, has died at age 94. He had little formal education, describing himself as a tinkerer. But he was an engineer at heart. How many – millions? tens of millions? – have died, pierced by projectiles from the … Continue reading

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Idea du jour: the pre-obituary

What a dreary afternoon for a holiday! I needed a pick-me-up, and P.J. O’Rourke provided it. O’Rourke has a great idea for reviving the newspaper biz, which desparately needs great ideas and revival: the pre-obituary: What I propose is “Pre-Obituaries”—official … Continue reading

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