The media bell curve

by Craige McMillan -- About the time that the Republicans took control of Congress from the Democrats, authors Murray and Herrnstein published The Bell Curve, a book discussing how American life was more…

A convenient death

by Craige McMillan -- "Motive causing the commission of the crime is ofttimes helpful in tracking the fugitive. Motive may be said to include the elements of gain, sex, revenge, anger, homicidal more…

America in the looking glass

by Craige McMillan -- For every tree is known by its own fruit ... from thorns men do not gather figs, nor from a bramble bush do they gather grapes. --Jesus Christ more…

Beyond prayer, part 2

by Craige McMillan -- Last week I suggested that many of us relate to God primarily in the role of Cosmic Nanny. Since He's been around for a very long time -- more…

Beyond prayer, part I

by Craige McMillan -- "Life is tough -- pray hard," is a common admonition today. Pity that for most of us it stops there, as if God were some Cosmic Nanny, dispensing more…

Fanatical secular faith

by Craige McMillan -- "Economics is not the central problem of this century. It is a relative problem which can be solved in relative ways. Faith is the central problem of this more…

A double-minded nation

by Craige McMillan -- "... a nation's health and efficiency depends on a close relation between social practice and religious belief. Any contradiction between them can only help to breed mental stress more…

Tick, tick, tick

by Craige McMillan -- One simple word, repeated three times. You knew before reading the first word of this column that it would somehow touch upon time. Who among us does not more…

The Balkan money machine

by Craige McMillan -- It is both one of the blessings and curses of modern society that complexity has bred so many specialists. It is a blessing because specialists give us the more…