Mark Moland

Mark is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute's mid-career course.

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Caine Mutiny author Herman Wouk dies

by Mark Moland
Posted 5/17/19, 12:38 pm

Herman Wouk, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Caine Mutiny, died Friday at his home in Palm Springs, Calif., his literary agent said. He was 103. Wouk, the son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, aspired to be a satirist of American life, but his service as a naval officer in World War II, where he recorded his daily experiences, inspired his best-loved works.

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Ready for reform

Features | Reassessing the young offender, public defender, and bail systems
by Mark Moland
Posted 5/11/17, 02:42 pm

CARTHAGE, Texas—A case of beer, a bucket of change, and two fireworks changed the course of Cody McCary’s life.

In a Denny’s restaurant in Carthage, Texas, McCary, 35, looked down at a plate of eggs and tugged a white cowboy hat over sad eyes. He was recounting a two-decade-old mistake that’s followed him ever since.

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Weekend Reads: How we love

by Mark Moland & Bob Brown
Posted 6/06/15, 08:21 am

How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History’s Greatest Poem

By Rod Dreher

“Dante Saves” may not be the next bumper sticker fad, but for Rod Dreher, the medieval poet led him from despair to deeper love of God and family. In How Dante Can Save Your Life (Regan Arts, 2015), Dreher shares how reading Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy became the catalyst for his recovery from depression and chronic illness.

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