Thursday, February 06, 2014

Thursday's Reading Review

Today's schedule is a full one, with things beginning at 6 this morning as I scraped my car windows at -8 degrees, and continuing with a Panera's meeting, quite a bit of correspondence, "When Swing Was King" business, a luncheon meeting, errands, having cards printed, planning for next week's L'Abri conference in Minnesota, and work on the new website.

Which is to say, I'm not blogging today -- except to list a few articles that make for Thursday's most important dispatches from the culture wars. Here they are:

* “No Singing About God: Hollywood withdraws an Oscar nomination” (Mark Tooley, American Spectator)

* “IRS planned secret new rules to justify targeting tea party groups two years ago, reveals bombshell email” (David Martosko, Daily Mail)

* “Obama's IRS Confusion: New evidence undercuts White House claims about IRS motivation” (Editorial in the Wall Street Journal)

* “Staff Did Abortions, Anesthesia With No Medical Training, ‘We Had No Idea What We Were Doing’” (Chris Rostenberg,

* “Specter of welfare state jolts Democrats; CBO hits election pitches for jobs” (Dave Boyer, Washington Times)

* “Anti-Establishment Ben Sasse Surges to Virtual Tie in Nebraska GOP Senate Primary” (Tony Lee, Breitbart)

* “Watch Out for Obamacare's Subsidy Cliff: Earn $1 More in Wages, and You Could Pay $20,000 More for Insurance” (John McCormack, Weekly Standard)

* “Wendy Davis Now Supports Open Carry” (Charles C. W. Cooke, NRO)

* “CVS Stops Cigarette Sales to Protect Customers’ Health, Still Sells Abortion-Causing Plan B Drug” (Steven Ertelt,