Both the Golden Globe and Academy Awards shows have for decades enjoyed the privilege of extravagant media hype, while historically, the Faith and Values Movieguide Awards — which honor wholesome family and Christian fare — have largely been ignored by the mainstream media. In recent years, however, the more family-oriented awards ceremony has been gaining traction in some Hollywood circles, and as a result, tonight at 7:00 p.m. the Hallmark Movie Channel will air the 19th Annual Movieguide Awards.
New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote an op-ed piece for his paper’s September 20 issue entitled “Democracy Still Matters,” in which he lamented the fact that “democracy has lost its luster.” In his article, the writer attempted to solve the “mystery” of why democracy has declined in the first decade of the 21st century.
On Saturday, August 28, Fox News conservative pundit Glenn Beck is hosting a rally at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. called Restoring Honor. Set to take place from 10 am to 1 pm, this apolitical event is billed as a gathering to “honor our heroes, our heritage, and our future” and is expected to “pay tribute to America’s service personnel and other upstanding citizens who embody our nation’s founding principles of integrity, truth, and honor,” according to Beck’s website. Contrary to popular belief, Beck stresses that the event is not a Tea Party rally, nor is it political in nature.
“The American public needs to know and understand that the government that serves best is the one that serves less.” This is how Judge Andrew Napolitano concluded his debut episode of Freedom Watch on the Fox Business Network on June 12. His words aptly defined the premise of the first episode, which he called a “summit” of the Tea Party movement.
Amnesty International has released their 2009 report on “The State of the World’s Human Rights.” Dealing with topics ranging from “abuses by armed groups” to “worker’s rights,” and covering countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, the various segments of the report add up to more than 500 pages of detailed descriptions of human rights abuses. It is perhaps a sad commentary on the state of the world that there are enough abuses to fill such a massive tome, but there may be more than meets the eye to some of what this tome contains.
Neoconservatism, Pat Buchanan has written, is “the Arian heresy of the American right.” The Arians denied the humanity of Jesus, disputing the “Hypostatic Union.” Neocons are wrong, often tragically wrong. But they are wrong about lesser things. Neoconservatism is to politics what artificial turf is to baseball. But that trivializes its disasters. I would not want a neocon commissioner of baseball, but he would do less real damage than neocons in the White House, Congress, and the Department of Defense have already done.
"Mister Welter! Mister Welter!" Brooke Forrest yelled down the hallway of Oprah's School for Relativistic Females and All Males Who Dress or Feel Womanly, formerly known as Ms. Prim's Academy for Genteel Young Ladies. "Please wait!" she called. "I need to talk to you! Please!" she gushed in a rush as she skittered up the hall, careening off one student after another as she sought to catch up to her reclusive English lit teacher.
Since 2006, an amazing group of free Chinese artists has gone on a tour that spans the globe, presenting a Chinese New Year Spectacular of music and dance. Divine Performing Arts (DPA) has resurrected China's glorious cultural heritage of classical and folkloric dance and music, which the communist government of the People's Republic of China has gone to extraordinary lengths to systematically destroy, especially since the start of Chairman Mao's "Cultural Revolution" of the 1960s.