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Book Review: Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction by John Fea

An evangelical historian examines the religious connections to the founding of America, arguing that the truth is quite complex. Read More »

Old Soldiers Never Die; They Just Fade Away….and Fight Global Hunger

What better way for a country to rebuild and prosper than to feed all its children? Read More »

Book Review: Christianity: How a Tiny Sect from a Despised Religion Came to Dominate the Roman Empire by Jonathan Hill

The history of Christianity from its founding with Jesus through the embrace by Constantine is a complex and intriguing story. Read More »

Book Review: The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty by G.J. Meyer

A multifaceted look at England’s most famous royal family, their time, and their place. Read More »

Facing the Facts: Coming to Terms With Reality in Politics

Why we should place realism above idealism in modern politics. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of May 16, 2011

Not in the market for another Andrew Morton royal couple do-tell? How about Davy Crockett, the O.K. Corral, and baseball? Bring your own Apple Pie... Read More »

DVD Review: The Feathered Serpent

'70s children's TV series offers a complex tale of politics and religious conflict in ancient Mexico on a limited budget. Read More »

The Sound of Music and the Cruel Enemy of Hunger

Food can make a difference on a grand scale, but also can bring moments of joy to a needy child. Read More »

Politics in the Past: Was There Ever Really a Time of Civility?

A look at the history of American politics, and the struggle to identify civility's role in it. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of May 9, 2011

Featured: Erik Larson. Plus: Stan Musial, Ronald Reagan, Lincoln, Carol Ross Joynt, Psychopath Test, Power-Pawing Palin Apparently; John Sandford, Wilbur Smith, Jo Nesbo, Lisa Mangum... Read More »