Campaign 2008: Foreign Affairs presents “a series of articles by the top U.S. presidential candidates previewing the foreign policy agendas they would pursue if elected.” So far, these are the essays that they have made available, with two more arriving every month.
- Barack Obama – Renewing American Leadership
- Mitt Romney – Rising to a New Generation of Global Challenges
- Rudolph Giuliani – Toward a Realistic Peace
- John Edwards – Reengaging With the World
- Hillary Clinton – Security and Opportunity for the Twenty-first Century
- John McCain – An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom
The War We Deserve: “Americans now ask more of their government but sacrifice less than ever before. It’s an unrealistic, even deadly, way to fight a global war. And, unfortunately, that’s just how the American people want it.”
The Golden Compass: If you have not heard of the controversy surrounding the upcoming film The Golden Compass then it is likely that you will sometime soon. Al Mohler provides a phenomenal commentary on today’s radio program, “The Golden Compass”: A Clash of Worldviews at the Box Office. The LA Times is also running an article entitled Religious furor over ‘The Golden Compass’. If you have not seen the trailers for the film, they are available at the Official Golden Compass website here. I would agree with Mohler’s advice that spiritually mature individuals should see the film and then seriously discussing the underlying themes which the film promotes. Sadly, far too many Christians are so ill-equipped in the areas of discernment and apologetics that such a task is impossible. What about you will you be seeing the film? If enough people see it, I may have a post where individuals can discuss the film.
Fire: I am not sure how many of you have heard of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; however, I find their website to be especially informative and it should be a daily read for students who want to stay informed of how their rights are being violated by the educational institutions of this country.
The Gospel of Judas: I am sure you all remember the controversy caused by the Gospel of Judas last year, which was honestly nothing new as there are numerous Gnostic texts available. Well the Gospel of Judas is back and causing controversy again, this time the National Geographic Society’s flawed translation is being put under the microscope. Al Mohler discusses April D. DeConick’s new book, The Thirteenth Apostle: What the Gospel of Judas Really Says, and her recent New York Times article, Gospel Truth, in his post Revising the Revisionists — New Controversy over “The Gospel of Judas.” I appreciate DeConick’s willingness to call out the National Geographic Society on their inexcusable mistake, I only hope this stirs up as much controversy as the flawed work’s original publication.
The Dying Dollar: Der Spiegel profiles the plunging value of the US dollar and its affect on the global economic situation.
Ironically, I was talking just this week about the disappearance of the payphone and the LA Times is currently running an article on AT&T’s plans to cut its payphone business by the end of 2008. The article is available here.