Wednesday, February 27, 2008

WFB, you will be missed

William F. Buckley, founder of the National Review, has died at the age of 82.

His numerous accomplishments ("Firing Line," Young Americans for Freedom, New York's Conservative Party, the many bestsellers including God and Man at Yale) defy eulogy. But his legacy is much bigger than his curriculum vitæ .

Buckley was the first post-New Deal articulate voice of mainstream conservatism. Decades before conservatism won its first national election in 1980, Buckley had the vision to "stand athwart history, yelling 'Stop' at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who urge it."

While I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I am sure that I would not have founded World Ahead Media, much less now be a part of WorldNetDaily, without the inspiration of this man.

Thank you, sir. Godspeed.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Pro-choice...on light bulbs

Joseph Farah's column today calls on Americans to resist the effort by Congress to rob us of our right to choose incandescent light bulbs. Few people know it, but late last year Congress passed an energy bill banning the sale of inexpensive and safe bulbs starting in 2012. After that point we will have no choice but to purchase compact fluorescent bulbs, which cost about 6X as much and contain small amounts of toxic mercury. In response to this nanny state measure, Farah unveiled a magnetic bumper sticker to drive the point home:


Monday, February 25, 2008

Trail Thoughts

I wanted to recommend a new daily devotional that I'm enjoying. It is called Trail Thoughts: A Daily Companion for Your Journey of Faith, and it's written by Eric Kampmann, who runs our distribution partner Midpoint. Unlike most devotionals, this one isn't sappy or cheesy. It's thought-provoking and makes no effort to wrap up the Bible into a small package with a cute little bow. Instead, Kampmann focuses on the big picture of Scripture while challenging readers to examine their place in God's world. He chooses a very apropos verse for the introduction:
This is what the LORD says: Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. (Jeremiah 6:16)

That's what Trail Thoughts is all about -- finding that ancient path as revealed by God. If you prefer some happy fluff to end your day or want straightforward "how to" advice, this book probably isn't for you. But if you're looking to be challenged and exposed to a wide array of topics with a biblical perspective, you will enjoy it.


Thursday, February 21, 2008

We feel your pain

I don't like listening to her, either.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sights from CPAC

Here are some photos I took at last week's annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.

WorldNetDaily CEO and Stop the Presses! author Joseph Farah speaking on the Fairness Doctrine.

Kathleen Willey, author of Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton, and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).

Jerome Corsi autographs copies of his NYT bestseller The Late Great USA.

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What do Hillary and the UN have in common?

Time has a new article which asks "Is It Too Late for Hillary?" Besides providing a decent recap of how Team Clinton has surprisingly squandered its front-runner status to Obama, it also contains a Freudian slip of a typo:
Clinton has shaken up a campaign team whose top rung often seemed to function like the permanent membership of the U.N. Insecurity [sic] Council, with each of its often feuding members holding veto power over any move that diverged from his or her plan.

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