Weekly Roundup

The Downfall of Detroit (and what it means for the rest of us).

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In the wake of Detroit’s downfall, Prager University presents a new 5-minute course,  “The Public Unions vs. The Public”:

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The biggest (and awesomest) news from this year’s Comic Con:  Zack Snyder announces that his sequel to Man of Steel will be the first Superman/Batman team-up film.  And there was much rejoicing.

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J.K. Rowling recently made headlines (again) after it was revealed that she was actually the author of the novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, originally published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.  Here’s a better story than J.K. Rowling’s.

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Book nerds, guard your wallets!  An illustrated guide to buying the classics.

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Apparently all Christians need to do to win back the culture for Christ is become hipsters:  A Hipster For King’s College.

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The future King George of England arrived this week.  For once, the entire world knows a baby is a baby.

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From the Washington Post:  Obama’s race speech offered few good solutions.

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How German sounds compared to other languages:

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“When I sat down in that chair at 3 p.m. I was an atheist and a Communist. When I got up at 11 p.m. I was not.”  From Mad Marxist to Compassionate Conservative.

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First Iceland and now the UK:  Prime Minister David Cameron Declares War on Online Porn.

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President Obama just gave a major speech at Knox College that was touted as a fresh start for the White House’s economic policies.  A centerpiece of the speech was a call to end economic inequality.  Here are 6 bad arguments about income inequality.

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America’s Pathetic Support of Muslim Oppression.

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The Lord of the Rings is a masterful work and already a cinema classic.  But some (philistines) have complained that the films were far too long.  Here are 8 Lines That Would Have Ended The Lord of the Rings Real Fast.

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David Nilsen

David graduated from Biola University in 2008, with a B.A. in Philosophy. He studied Historical Theology for three years at Westminster Seminary in California (his essays on Theology, Church History and Eastern Orthodoxy can be found here). David has been blogging about Philosophy, Politics and Culture since 2004. He has contributed to The White Horse Inn and The Gospel Coalition. You can also follow him on Twitter.