Category Archives: News

Sometimes the mainstream news is important enough to talk about. This is for mainstream news stories that merit further discussion outside the traditional media outlets.

Ryan Ferguson’s Conviction Vacated

Today the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ryan Ferguson’s 2005 murder conviction. The court granted his habeas corpus petition, finding that the state had committed a Brady violation by withholding material evidence from Ferguson’s lawyers in his original … Continue reading

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A post-election pep talk for my unhappy Christian friends

Good morning, America. I see we all survived election night. No one combusted from elation or despair and no one died of bordem. The world goes on, no matter how overly dramatic anyone feels about last night’s outcome. Because I … Continue reading

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Oh baby!

I’ve been delaying writing this post. No words can accurately communicate my new reality. On September 11th, I turned 25. That morning, I stood in the bathroom expectantly watching little pink lines appear in the window of a home pregnancy … Continue reading

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Who are you, Mizzou?

My dear alma mater is having an identity crisis. Saturday was our first conference game in the SEC. Our second-half flop to the Georgia Bulldogs was disappointing, but something else was bugging me. Mizzou seems to be utterly preoccupied with … Continue reading

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Political whining

Politics can be fun. Presidential elections are exciting…during the primaries. Primary season represents hope and the flow of ideas and new possibilities. It’s a time when my idealism wakes up and I believe that people’s decisions really matter. I start … Continue reading

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Do retarded children deserve to live?

Note: Throughout this post, including the title, I use the word “retarded” with the goal of showing the harsh reality of how our culture treats individuals who are wrongly viewed as somehow less valuable to society. It is in no … Continue reading

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Managing the commodity called life

Please read The Two-Minus-One Pregnancy, a New York Times article by Ruth Padawer, before reading my commentary below. It is an excellent, thought-provoking article and my post is incomplete without it. All quotations below are from the above mentioned article. … Continue reading

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Campus Crusade for Christ’s name change controversy

Campus Crusade for Christ announced last month that the organization will be changing its name to Cru. Cru has been its nickname on college campuses for years. It’s easier to say and let’s face it, who wants to be associated … Continue reading

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A modest proposal in Casey Anthony’s defense

On Tuesday, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of first degree murder, manslaughter and child abuse in the death of her two-year-old daughter. Anthony failed to report her daughter missing for 31 days, during which time she was seen partying … Continue reading

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Death of bin Laden: Should Christians rejoice?

The news. Sunday night, President Obama announced that a U.S. operation had killed Osama bin Laden and he declared it “a good day for America.” Bin Laden has been the face of terrorism to America since he was declared the … Continue reading

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