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.

Esau Democrats

| Selling their birthright for NEA contributions
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/08/97, 12:00 am

It might surprise some world readers to know how fond I am of the Democratic Party. My favorite 19th-century presidents, Andrew Jackson and Grover Cleveland, were Democrats. My favorite historian of the early 20th century, Claude Bowers, was a Democrat. Those within the "party of the common man" used to orate against special interests and mean it.

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Second thoughts

| A welcome 20th anniversary; the 40th might be better
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/01/97, 12:00 am

Ron Sider is a nice guy, and honest enough to admit that he has been mistaken on some things. His best-seller 20 years ago, Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger, treated market systems the way dogs treat hydrants. (And I have sometimes treated Ron's group, Evangelicals for Social Action, the same way.) But Ron's "20th-anniversary revision" of Rich Christians shows a partly new perspective.

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Facing sin

| Dealing with two crisis pregnancies a century apart
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/25/97, 12:00 am

Newsweek last month reported a lesson learned by J.C. Watts, the Republican congressman from Oklahoma who is a potential vice president in 2001. Rep. Watts was a high-school senior in Oklahoma in 1976 and "king of the campus-until he got a white girl pregnant." Rep. Watts is black.

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