Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is Reforming Journalism. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Bible cola

| How should we react to IBS's niche translation trial balloon?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/05/99, 12:00 am

If it weren't God's Word in question here, it would be funny. A while back, Coca-Cola made one of the big blunders in corporate history when it tried to alter its bestselling product. Faced with consumer hostility, the company announced it would sell the traditional variety as Classic Coke alongside New Coke. That's not a contradiction, because neither Classic nor New is ethically superior; with Coke flavors, it's a matter of taste.

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Fearing the bullies

| Once before military cutbacks exposed the United States to attack
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/29/99, 12:00 am

This week's cover story points out the way that a president irresponsible in his private life has not been faithful to his public responsibilities either. Lay aside the blundering concerning Yugoslavia, the blinders concerning Chinese spies, and the bluffs that Saddam Hussein has called again and again. Concentrate instead on the way that Americans pay taxes for a Department of Defense that now concentrates on purportedly humanitarian efforts (which end up making the situation worse) instead of concentrating on the defense of America.

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Exit strategy

| Better schools can help us transcend racial preferences
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/22/99, 12:00 am

Today my oldest son and several thousand other students graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Pete has worked very hard, and he's also had three visible advantages: the Bible, two parents, Christian schools. How should we be kind to potential college students who don't have those helps?

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