The Hollywood Christmas classic was once accused of hiding a subversive Communist message. A number of years ago, I was telling a longtime city dweller friend of mine yet another story about the small, upstate New York town in which I grew up.
It's a mythical number that skeptics never question. And it's come up again and again in the national press for decades. It's purportedly the number of victims from the infamous child sexual abuse cases of the 1980s and 1990s. Not child victims, though.
Of all the egregious instances of misconduct by the Bush administration's Department of Justice, no case epitomizes the abusive, vindictive, and politically-driven agenda as much as the prosecution of Don Siegelman.
Don't worry veterans, you might not get your educational and rehabilitation benefits, but it could be worse. Actually it will be worse if this goes on for more than a few weeks, but let's not go there. Tune in next week, what's next? Witch hunts?
If you believe the most skeptical people (and statistics), there's a sizable population of employees out there who don't have much idea what's going on, and who get by largely by looking hectically busy and useful to others too overwhelmed to notice the deception.
Not surprisingly, if you look for Christian reviews of "ParaNorman," you will see many focus on warnings to stay way from the occult. Sadly, this response misses the profoundly deep moral message behind this film.