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May 2, 2011

Virgil and the Gospels

GUEST POST BY ANDREW JOHNSTON Everyone loves to hear the story of Odysseus’ misadventures on the Isle of the Cyclops. The Odyssey established itself in my canon of personal favorites after the first read. Until recently, however, Virgil’s Aeneid was a harder sell both for me and my students. Who, after all, remembers what Aeneas […]

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On Prayer

Prayer is the ascent of the intellect to God. If you long for prayer, renounce all to gain all. Pray first for the purification of the passions; second, for deliverance from ignorance and forgetfulness; and third, for deliverance from all temptation, trial, and dereliction. St. Evagrios the Solitary

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The Tax Policy We Need

We don’t need tax rate increases, we need tax revenue increases. According to this article, tax revenues were higher under Presidents Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush Minor, while they were down under Carter, Clinton, and Bush Major. What’s the correlation: Kennedy, Reagan, and Bush Minor all lowered taxes and increased revenues. Carter, Clinton, and Bush Major

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