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Bard Thou Never Wert

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DUNN LORING, VA —Rarely do I feel gratitude and even affection, toward a book with which I profoundly disagree. But such is the case with James Shapiro’s Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (Simon & Schuster, 4/6/2010, 339 pp), a study of the Shakespeare authorship debate. Shapiro, who teaches at Columbia University, accepts the gent from Stratford as the real author, so I had to part company with him on page 8.

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Yawning at Subsidiarity

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One of the most interesting sideshows of the healthcare debate was the dustup between the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops—which opposed enactment because the law subsidizes abortions—and the Catholic Health Association (CHA), which lobbied tirelessly for enactment, claiming that the law does not violate Catholic teaching on abortion.

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Bigotry at Brandeis?

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The Tea Party Movement apparently has profs at Brandeis University so upset that they decided to hold a seminar about the movement under the heading of New Right-Wing Radicalism, A Transatlantic Perspective complete with swastikas on posters promoting the event.

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So Help Us God

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Yesterday [April 15], 223 years to the day after patriots ratified an end the Revolutionary War, a judge in Wisconsin ruled to reintroduce tyranny in America—this time, from the bench. In a decision that is rocking our nation to its very core, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb determined that a national day of prayer—a tradition as old as the country itself–is unconstitutional.

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The Mosque Exposed

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Yesterday [April 15] a select group of policymakers, government officials, attorneys, and prayer leaders came to FRC to hear Dr. Sam Solomon, a former professor of Islamic Shari’ah law, and Prof. William Wagner of Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan, gave a stirring presentation on the threat imposed by Shari’ah on American public life and our Constitution itself.

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