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G.K. Chesterton

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  • What Rand Paul got right

    What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul, a Kentucky Republican, held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Mr. Paul's stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for...
  • What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?

    What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg mean by 'conservative'?
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburglikes the Indian Healthcare Improvement Act and other ingredients of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare." Why, she asked toward the end of three days of hearings, shouldn't the court...
  • A Catholic homecoming

    A Catholic homecoming
    As the queen mother of megachurches, Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington has become a refuge for spiritual seekers and people of faith who no longer feel inspired by the religious institutions that raised them. After the sex abuse scandal...
  • Garry Wills: a devout critic

    Garry Wills: a devout critic
    A political conservative turned liberal, lifelong Roman Catholic and world-class curmudgeon, Garry Wills has called President Barack Obama a disappointment and Pope Benedict XVI irrelevant — and that was before the pontiff announced his resignation....
  • Goldberg: What Rand Paul got right

     Goldberg: What Rand Paul got right
    I hope I'm not too late to the fight. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Filibuster: In a March 12 column about Rand Paul, Sen. Lindsey Graham was identified as (R-Ky.). He is from South Carolina. -------------------- Last week, freshman Sen....
  • The Rev. John Stott dies at 90; influential Anglican evangelist

    The Rev. John Stott dies at 90; influential Anglican evangelist
    The Rev. John Stott did not fill stadiums with the faithful like his longtime friend, Billy Graham, or give the invocation at a presidential inauguration, as megachurch pastor Rick Warren did for Barack Obama. Yet he was a giant of the evangelical world...
  • Mencken ponders American mediocrity

    Mencken ponders American mediocrity
    There are writers whose books are stacked on my nightstand: G.K. Chesterton, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Babington Macaulay — writers whom I spend half an hour with before nodding off. They are master prose stylists whose command and fluency of English...
  • Book review: 'Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer' by Garry Wills

    Book review: 'Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer' by Garry Wills
    On the surface, Garry Wills' "Outside Looking In: Adventures of an Observer" is an account of how a bookish young writer came to know a lot of famous people as a Zelig-like character amid glittering stars of political, journalistic and even operatic...
  • Movie Review: I Am

     
    Here's a big, cuddly hug of a documentary from the director of “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” “I Am” is an Oprah-endorsed mashup of thought-provoking ideas and metaphysical mumbo jumbo that is about how every living thing is “...
  • 'Prejudices: The Complete Series,' H.L. Mencken

    'Prejudices: The Complete Series,' H.L. Mencken
    Prejudices The Complete Series H.L. Mencken 2 volume, boxed set Library of America, $70 There are writers whose books are stacked on my nightstand: G.K. Chesterton, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Babington Macaulay — writers whom I spend half an hour...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: Thankful for beautiful, but mild, summer days

    "…gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." —G.K. Chesterton * Have you used one of the 86,400 seconds gifted to you today to say, "Thank you?" Fortune smiles on us. Hot, hot, hot! Seemingly everywhere else it is hot enough to cook...
  • Dark Passages: Michael Koryta tackles ghosts new and old

    Dark Passages: Michael Koryta tackles ghosts new and old
    One of the first lessons any writer should learn is that where you start isn't necessarily where you end up and that your defining books are often beyond your control. Michael Koryta arrived auspiciously at the authorial gates when his first novel,...