The Romeike family came to the same conclusion and expected to find refuge in America, where freedom of religion is enshrined in the First Amendment. It would be more than a shame if they find out they were wrong.
The information universe is expanding at warp speed. The question is, with all this information, why aren't people getting smarter, and why aren't things better? Once upon a time in America, you didn't have to explain certain, obvious things - what the Declaration of Independence describes as "self-evident truths."
The most important part of "The Andy Griffith Show" was not the idealized portrayal of small town American life. It is the Christian-inspired warmth and wisdom, which never goes out of style.
As election day approaches and many incumbents contemplate the death of their political careers, it's a good time to remind them of their unfinished work in fending off a massive tax increase, and in particular, the death tax.
Lee Duigon's Bell Mountain, a new novel that's full of life, is modestly and discretely bloody in places, and is anything but predictable.