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.

Where have you gone?

| What's that you say, Joe Democracy?
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/11/96, 12:00 am

One of my favorite historians is Claude Bowers, an Indiana journalist who was born in 1878 and moonlighted during the 1920s and 1930s by writing evocative books about Jefferson, Jackson, and the Reconstruction period. Mr. Bowers was also a noted political speaker who gave keynote addresses and key nominating speeches at Democratic Party conventions in the 1920s.

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Got some spare change?

| Helping the homeless is not so much about dollars and cents, but real change
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/27/96, 12:00 am

Tired of being an onlooker in debates about "the homeless"? Trying to figure out how you can help? Here's an experiment you can do yourself if you live or work in or near an urban area: Why don't you find out whether panhandlers with signs such as "Hungry, need a meal" or "Will work for food" mean what they say?

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Rampant foolishness

| What government can do, what it can't and shouldn't, and the reasons why
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/20/96, 12:00 am

While the "freemen" tie themselves down in their Montana fort, slaves in other places try to escape. Frequently, a call from a Los Angeles teenage hooker locked into a hotel room comes to the Children of the Night switchboard. Typical message: Her pimp has beaten her and threatens to do worse. She wants out. How can she escape?

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