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.

Almost open season

| Reaction produced an apology this time-but next?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/18/98, 12:00 am

The Indianapolis News, The Daily Oklahoman, The Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News. Columnists Don Feder, Paul Greenberg, Suzanne Fields, Marie Cocco, Wesley Pruden, Deborah Orin, Mark Davis.

I'm sure I've left someone out, but there's the honor roll of newspapers and writers that-according to my search through the Lexis-Nexis computer files-responded forcefully two months ago when Sidney Blumenthal became, to my knowledge, the first White House official in history to attack evangelical Christians overtly.

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Feet of clay

| Bill Clinton's 19th-century predecessor
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/04/98, 12:00 am

I've written about George Washington and Thomas Jefferson on past July 4ths-it's a great day for historical columns-but this time, given the sad times in Washington, I would like to introduce readers to the Bill Clinton of the 19th century: Henry Clay of Kentucky.

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Here's to you, Mr. Roosevelt

| A nation needs to turn its eyes to a hero whose deeds more than match his words
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/27/98, 12:00 am

One hundred years ago next week, on July 1, 1898, Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charged up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War. But his more unusual feat occurred several months earlier in a Washington, D.C., that even then seemed to some a cesspool of cynicism.

Here are the words from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt that stunned official Washington: "My power for good, whatever it may be, would be gone if I didn't try to live up to the doctrines I have tried to preach."

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