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We spend too much on our kids

We parents on average spend five times more on our kids today than we did 25 year ago, and that's in real dollars. So David Briggs, head of the Good Sense Financial Stewardships Ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., told me.


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An ode to cruising

High gas prices are threatening an almost sacred American tradition -- driving around aimlessly, cruising, if you will.

Driving around aimlessly is such a part of our culture that it has its own signature film, "American Graffiti," in which a group of teen-agers spend the night driving aimlessly around Modesto, California.


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Knowledge: An outdated concept?

When he became president of the University of Chicago, Robert Hutchins is supposed to have remarked that a college administrator's job was to provide sex for the students, football for the alumni, and parking for the faculty (he promptly eliminated the school's football program, thereby reducing his workload by one third).


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The insanity of Mike Savage

Michael Savage, whose last name incorporates the concept of truth in advertising, recently went on a rant against autistic children, apparently because other innocents were not readily available to vilify that day. He called autism a "fraud, a racket."


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Accepting moral responsibility for Iraq

A successful surge in Iraq is welcome news, but legislators, the media, and average Americans should exercise caution and some skepticism before accepting any news about Iraq that they're already eager to hear. And bear with me for raising an old-fashioned issue, but is there still a question of moral responsibility for this war that should be addressed before we declare victory in Iraq?


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