Saturday, May 26, 2007

The Daily Digest

Whatever happened to Ward Churchill, the professor who analogized the victims of 9/11 to Nazis? Last week, a five-member panel representing the University of Colorado Faculty Senate Committee on Privilege and Tenure voted 3-2 for the chickens to come (half-way) home to roost, and that Churchill be suspended rather than fired.

James Antle puts his finger on why religionists should practice toleration rather than resorting to regulation: "[F]aith depends on a choice: the choice to receive salvation by accepting Jesus Christ. The most important thing evangelicals believe God asks of them—in their view, the most important thing of all—is something they must choose freely. For evangelicals, God does not coerce people into being saved and accepts their decision in the matter as final."

Tim Carney continues to expose the unholy alliance between big business and big government: "Taxes are too complex for the good of the economy, too complex for families, and too complex for small businesses. For big business and for Washington lobbyists, complexity means profit."

If you're one of the 700,000-plus people who have viewed the John McCain "Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb Bomb Iran" video, you'll want to read Michael Scherer's expose on how this little-noticed ditty wormed its way into the nightly news on each major television network. If none of this rings a bell, read Scherer's piece to understand the relationship between opposition-research peddlers and their receivers on the Web.