Archive for Mon, Dec 6, 2010

Prager H3: All Praise Ixchel

Prager H3: The Mayan moon goddess was invoked to bless the proceedings of the Cancun Global Warming Conference. Dennis talks to Zahid Hussain, award-winning journalist and writer, a senior editor with Newsline and a correspondent for The Times of London, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. His new book is The Scorpion’s Tail: The Relentless Rise of Islamic Militants in Pakistan-And How It Threatens America. A man marries his dog in Australia.

Prager H2: Chasing Away Christmas

Prager H2: A local branch of Chase Bank in Fort Worth, Texas removes the Christmas tree from its lobby because it might offend someone. Dennis talks to Thomas Kidd, associate professor of history at Baylor University. His new book is God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution. Frank Rich thinks Chris Christie is popular solely because he takes a strong stand on issues, something he doesn’t think the President does.

Prager H1: Solutionism

Prager H1: Dennis interviewed the Vice Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe Ya’alon,on Sunday. In response to a question Dennis asked about why the Left doesn’t support Israel, the minister used a new term that Dennis loved “solutionism.” If there’s a problem, there has to be a solution, even if the solution is absurd and unworkable. A new Pew poll suggests most Muslims favor Sharia law, including death for those who convert out of the faith.

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