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My Newswithviews Column, Oct. 19 (‘Liberals in Glass Houses’)

Huff-puff, pant-pant… I’ve managed another Newswithviews column.

Now back to my book.

A Sneaky and Dishonest Trick of Argument

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I don’t seem to have many blog visitors today (where did everybody go?), so permit me to vent about something that’s not as uncommon as it may at first appear.

I was reading a rather long and technical theological article today, almost nodding off, when a chance phrase caught my eye: something about “the tyrannical American republic” getting flogged by hurricanes because we’re, y’know, just so bad. By this logic, little islands like Barbuda and Anguilla must be even badder.

This had very little to do with the subject under discussion. It was just slipped under the door, as if the reader might not notice. Nor was it embellished by anything like a reason for it. The author didn’t mention whatever made him conclude that our republic is “tyrannical.” No, no elaboration. It was just slipped into this long and convoluted article as if it were an established fact that no one could dispute.

If the letter slid under the door is not an analogy that appeals to you, let me liken it to introducing a chocolate-covered ball of cat hair into a one-pound bag of M&Ms.

I’m sure there’s a formal name for this technique, in the study of logic, but I don’t happen to know it. All I know is, it stinks and I don’t like it. It tells me that the author of the article has no respect for his audience. I resent him taking my agreement as a given.

Just had to vent. I hope you didn’t mind too much.

My Newswithviews Column, Oct. 12 (‘The Age of Panic’)

Here’s my weekly Newswithviews column.

Now it’s off to the vet. Please pray there’s nothing wrong with Peep, who really is a very good cat.

My Newswithviews Column, Oct. 5 (‘Coercion’s on the March’)

Well, here it is, this week’s Newswithviews column–

I really am beginning to wonder about Christians and “conservatives” who continue to believe we can reach some kind of accommodation with the Far Left.

My Newswithviews Column, Sept. 28 (‘Football Hates America’)

Okay, I’ve ground out another one.

Yes, I borrow extensively from this blog. Otherwise I couldn’t write these columns at all. So I try to do my best, and may God guide me.

My Newswithviews Column, Sept. 21 (‘It Must Be Magic’)

Here’s this week’s offering–trying to tie together a couple of subjects I’d already discussed, here on this blog.

As you can see, I’m beginning to wake up to the possibility that liberals, besides being comical and annoying, also might be very dangerous.

My NewswithViews Column, Sept. 14 (Liberals and Earth Worship)

Here’s this week’s grinding-out-out Newswithviews column:

Yes, I know I repeat things that I’ve already said on this blog. Well, I doubt most NWV readers also read this blog. I’m always trying to attract more of them, but the trial-and-error method does take time.

My Newswithviews Column, Sept. 7 (‘Climate of Fear’)

Oops! I was so busy writing today, I almost forgot to post my newswithviews column. So here it is.

I’ve been trying to hack my way through other jobs so I can go back to writing The Temptation, and finally managed it this morning. The story has been much on my mind. How much? Well, only ardent readers of my Bell Mountain books will appreciate this, but last night I dreamed my cousin married one of my villains, Ysbott the Snake. That startled me so much, it woke me up.

My Newswithviews Column, Aug. 31 (‘Pro-Choice’ Means ‘No Choice’)

The one time I include a link to my Bell Mountain page on, no one can open my Newswithviews column. I kept trying, though, and finally here it is.

Coming up with one of these every week for five years is not as easy as it looks, so enjoy it while you’ve got it.

My NWV Column, Aug. 24

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Here it is, wrung out of my hide another week–

Don’tcha love the way the “pro-choice” party’s always taking away our choices?

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