Family & Society

What men live by

Death | Russia's paramount 20th-century scribe, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, wrote his way through hardship
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/23/08, 12:00 am

Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky were the twin towers of 19th-century Russian writing. Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who died on Aug. 3 at age 89, was Russia's paramount 20th-century writer, a birch who stood virtually alone amid the attempts of Josef Stalin and his successors to clear-cut the Soviet Union's literary forests.

(In Tolstoy's greatest short story, "What Men Live By," God removes the powers of a disobedient angel and sends him to earth, assigning him to "learn three truths: what dwells in man, what is not given to man, and what men live by.")

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Coach Dad

Father's Day | Family comes first for Tony Dungy, and his Super Bowl champion Colts team has not suffered for it
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 6/16/07, 12:00 am

INDIANAPOLIS- He learned how to be a father from his own dad.

Then Tony Dungy learned about the fatherless from NFL football players and young men behind bars in Florida prisons.

The Indianapolis Colts football coach was known for his spiritual winning ways long before he took the Colts to their Super Bowl victory earlier this year. While rebuilding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he received a well-earned reputation as an evangelical Christian who demonstrated his faith on and off the football field.

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"To see this affront happening in our own country was just totally incomprehensible"—Mineau

Man behind the marriage battle

Family | Massachusetts constitutional convention and pro-family activists have an opportunity to reverse the status quo
by Heather Scarano
Posted 6/09/07, 12:00 am

NORTH READING, Mass.- His first glimpse of the United States came from an airplane above New York City. He was 7 years old and amazed by what he saw: so many skyscrapers, so little rubble. He asked his mother, "Why are these buildings still standing?"

"Because the war never came here," she answered.

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