By Tre Critelli In September of 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the marketing and use of mifepristone (brand name Mifeprex, but commonly known as RU-486) for the termination of early intrauterine pregnancy, which is defined as a pregnancy of 49 days or less counting from the last menstrual period. The FDA conditioned the distribution of…

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By Tom Quiner [I was interviewed this morning on KWKY AM radio station about the new musical I am writing and producing, “The Pope of the People.” We begin rehearsals next week. Below is an excerpt from another interview on the subject. In addition, I am re-running the piece I wrote for the Des Moines…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYMRfTSVfaQ&feature=related] Enjoy a beautiful Amy Grant song, El Shaddai, with accompanying video from “Jesus of Nazareth.” Merry Christmas.

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By Tom Quiner “The more some people profess to be “Christians,” the meaner and selfish they seem. Their refrain seems to be, “It’s my money, and I know best how to spend it.” These are the words of a letter writer in this morning’s Des Moines Register. They reflect the thinking of the political Left…

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By Tom Quiner It happened one day at a food court: a little spontaneous joy. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXh7JR9oKVE] Handel’s Messiah Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah For the lord God omnipotent reigneth Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah For the lord God omnipotent reigneth Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah For the lord God omnipotent reigneth Hallelujah…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxfb1L-hMxU] My family can hardly wait to see the new Chronicles of Narnia movie, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” This is the third installment in the classic series penned by the late C.S. Lewis. We are waiting for our married daughter to fly in so we can all see it together…

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By Tom Quiner I began traveling regularly to New York City in 1989. I was struck by something amazing. As I drove from the LaGuardia Airport to Long Island, I saw abandoned cars everywhere. I saw cars that were burnt-out carcasses. Some sat on cinder blocks, stripped bare. They had clearly been there a long…

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By Tom Quiner A Quiner’s Diner reader took me to task for criticizing Planned Parenthood’s Christmas gift certificate promotion. My gripe: gift certificates promoting abortion is offensive. Her counter: “Gee, I wasn’t aware that women’s health services are a desecration of Christmas. Perhaps you are unaware that women’s health services aren’t restricted to abortion. Not…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afDt71vLS4] Bob Feller died yesterday at the age of nine-two. He grew up down the road in Van Meter Iowa. This Iowa kid became know as “Rapid Robert” for his extraordinary prowess throwing a baseball. As he began carving out an extraordinary baseball career, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Mr. Feller quickly enlisted…

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By John Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzJQklgLsI8] President Obama and U.S. trade representatives settled outstanding issues regarding the Korean Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA) with South Korea. The trade deal is expected to increase annual exports of American goods by up to $11 billion and support at least 70,000 American jobs. KORUS FTA was proposed during the Bush…

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