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Supreme Court Earns Free Air Miles
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. 'Opening the floodgates' for Happy Meals The recent Supreme Court decision expanding c ...

An Urgent Visit to the White House
Originally Posted: 04/28/2011 - 10:20am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It was a very special day, and I chose my necktie accordingly, a selection made easier by the fact that I only have two. ...

Thar It Blows...
Originally Posted: 04/27/2011 - 4:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I’ve been surfing the Internet, looking for ways to escape the coming apocalypse that ancient Mayans, using science availabl ...

Offensive Medicine
Originally Posted: 04/26/2011 - 1:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The new year is dawning brightly—usually too brightly, depending on how late you stayed up on New Year’s Eve—and it is fille ...

What Would Jesus Prescribe?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This being December, many of you are starting to go through closets finding raiment suitable for the children to wear in the ...

Trouble in the Garden of Liberty
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. While purchasing a slingshot recently, I began to wonder what message this might be sending to my credit card company, a bus ...

Caught With Their Family Values Down
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This month’s cover story is about sex, and there is nothing I can add to the topic that would not violate the rules of my pa ...

Was it Torture, or Value-Added Questioning?
Originally Posted: 05/22/2012 - 4:07pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. With all the mixed signals we’ve been getting these days about the use of torture, it’s hard to know what to believe. ...

The Unkindest Cut
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This is my first column in our bold new magazine design, which was created to bring state-of-the-art publishing innovations ...

All the News That Sells
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:29pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As I sit at my desk thinking up innovative ideas for the coming decade—MacArthur Mediocrity Grants, AIG offices relocating t ...

On Obama's Short List
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. I hold in my hand a printout of the e-mail I just received from Barack Obama. I hold in my hand ...

It's the Simple Things
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. With the nation facing fiscal uncertainty (actually, complete and absolute certainty—just like the in­evi­table wedgie I got ...

An Innocent in the Land of Facebook
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Being the trusting sort, I clicked on the link. Life is different now. It started innocently eno ...

Space, the Final Cost Overrun
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The International Space Station is a cramped scientific laboratory orbiting in an environment where temperatures on a good d ...

This Is Not About the Economy
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Made you look. Anyway, the world economy continues to spin downward despite my previous column on the subject, which was int ...

It's All His Fault
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The following is an excerpt from economic philosopher Adam Smith’s Wealth of Nations treatise, one of the driving intellectu ...

Decision 2008
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Editor’s Note: Okay, Ed, the lawyer has finished looking through your column to make sure it’s totally nonpartisan and that ...

I Am (dramatic pause) ... Enviro Man
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Putting stickers on cars is a different kind of superpower. Important note: The following reve ...

A Calendar to Set Your Clock By
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It's Ordinary Days, the Miller Time of the liturgical year. July is a special month. And no ...

One Man, One Clip
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The Supreme Court is about to rule on guns. Be afraid. As you read this, the U.S. Su­preme Court ...

Investing for the Future
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Here at Sojourners, we neither toil nor spin. The economy, as you may remember from last month, ...

How About That Economy?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Worried about your financial future? Have a Life Saver. While Congress debates President Bush’s ...

God Bless C-SPAN
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The voice of the people. Even the crazy ones. (Columns, Humor, Jubilee 2000, Media, H'ru ...

The Gospel of Great News!
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The Prosperity Gospel lets us have our cake and eat it, too. Also cookies. And donuts. How was ...

Bring Them Home Now
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our private contractors have sacrificed enough in Iraq. As the Iraq war moves to­ward its fifth ...

Seriously, Is This What Hell Is Like?
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Someone foolishly suggested I should actually play in public. After less than a year of violin ...

There's Something in the Room
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. As the election season progresses and the inevitable wreckage shows up on the side of the road—Gilmore who? ...

Changing Environs (sp?)
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Our neighborhood has changed. It's now delicious. At least I think that's the wor ...

Hollywood in the White House. Again.
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Only one man can beat Fred Thompson in the 2008 race. t last count, there were 327 men competing ...

To the Blogsphere...and Beyond
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Is this the end of productive society as we know it? A number of people have approached me and a ...

Nor-easters for Peace
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. 3,000 coffees to go please. And one decaf. Editors' Note: Despite the fact that it&# ...

What's In a Name? (Parole if you're good.)
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Although, some less so than others. Here at the Sojou ...

Oh Sure, Blame the Problem!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. We cannot rest on our laurel, once we find out what it is. During a recent congressional hearing ...

He's Back!
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Which sounds better, President Newt or President Mitt? In the past year, while you were avoiding ...

150 Years of Keeping the Faith
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. The humor has been called Actually, I meant to say 150 columns . Sorry. One-hundred-fifty yea ...

The Name is "Maestro"
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Just try to play the violin under a low-hanging ceiling fan. There comes a time in a man’s life ...

2006: The Year in Review
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. It was a year to remember. (Do we have to?) Without question, this past year was one for the hi ...

Vacation, Minus Two
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Detroit: Our top story today is the recall of 7.4 million sport utility vehicles after General Motors technicians discover ...

First Day on the Job
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Welcoming al Qaeda's dynamic new leader in Iraq. Congratulations to Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, t ...

English, the One and Only
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Elvis was perhaps our greatest English speaker. In accordance with the recent Senate action that ...

Finally, an Immigration Solution
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Anyone in this country illegally should leave. But first... Congress and the White House hav ...

Running On Empty
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. One man's personal quagmire, and it has nothing to do with Iraq. Keep ’em laughing, I alway ...

Broccoli, Exposed
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Space in al Qaeda? Consider the lowly broccoli, pictured here actual size so that we can discuss ...

No Visible Means of Support
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Today's toddler, in his front-facing carrier, thinks he can fly. As a father who has raised ...

Arresting Developments
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Apparently, 'a-wassailing' means 'meeting with my lawyers.' Setting a high ...

Democracy in Action (what, again?)
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Keeping an 'eye on Washington' in this crucial election year. As Americans prepare for ...

Flu Season Greetings
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:38pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. This Christmas, avoid the partridge in the pear tree. If it sneezes. Advent is a season of hope ...

Thar They Blow...
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. FEMA has announced a bold new initiative: Third Responders. Thar They Blow... ...

An Epic Experience
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. Ever notice how the great novels tend to be really long? An Epic Experience ...

Gospel Polls Well in Samaria, Region
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:32am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Spivey Jr. What if Jesus had professional consultants? It seems like only yesterday that Am ...