America the Beautiful Open Thread

Feeling a little bit better about my country tonight for some reason, so how about a Ray Charles nightcap. PS, it looks like Mike Huckabee got his thirty pieces of silver from Trump and is calling it quits. It really

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Technology and Faith 1

In the “ways that tech can help us” meaning, since there’s no shortage of “technology can hurt you horribly and is probably evil” type posts, articles and borderline verbal ticks.  And this is going to be a tiny post, which I

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The Nation Makers

American artist Howard Pyle did a series of paintings on the American Revolution in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.  Pyle had a striking style, combining both romanticism and realism in his paintings.  My favorite of the series is

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PopeWatch: Deeply Troubled

    The signs are not looking good that Pope Francis will uphold traditional teaching forbidding Catholics in adulterous marriages from receiving communion.  Edward Pentin at National Catholic Register brings us the bad news:     The president of the

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