With the latest news out of Cairo, it seems that Time Magazine had it right, 2011 was the year of the protester.

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Protesters in Bahrain, Egypt, Greece, Libya, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Wall Street and Yemen, dominated the news and changed the political landscape in 2011.

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This story peaked my interest this morning. I thought that academic philosophy and religious belief were mutually exclusive. At least it seemed that way when I studied Philosophy in college with the great Paul Edwards. But Alvin Plantinga has written a new book called “Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion and Naturalism.” where the unapologetic theist argues against atheism. Read More

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The Borscht is simmering. Citing discontent, Mr. Kudrin believes there to be wide support for a new political party in Russia and the ousted Finance Minister is ready to contribute to it's establishment. Also, majority owner of the New Jersey Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, announced his bid for president. Stay tuned and there's this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS48UuVXbjQ ...

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A New Book. A few years back I read with great interest the posts at Today's Inspiration highlighting illustrator, Andy Virgil. Mr. Virgil was a fantastic painter but what originally peaked my interest was that he was painting book covers for Silhouette Romance in the twilight of his career. He passed away in 1980 when I was still an art student. Two years later I started my career painting for the same line of books. But back to Mr. Buckley, Mr. Virgil painted a great Buckley piece and said it was stolen right off the walls of the society of illustrators. In the post, his widow said that the artist disagreed with, but respected ...

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