Archived News – November 2010

Nov
19
2010
Atlantic Wire, Nov. 19, 2010 (found-up of the latest political opinions includes a link to a USA TODAY column by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, College of Arts & Sciences, and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about President Obama's need to strike a delicate balance on Islam) One of the most persistent nuggets of beltway conventional wisdom this year has been that President Barack Obama would respond to Republican congressional gains by turning his attention from domestic issues, such as health care, toward foreign policy challenges.
Nov
18
2010
Waco Tribune-Herald, Nov. 18, 2010 (Columnist Dr. David Smith, senior lecturer in American history at Baylor, writes about society's "intellectual plague" of seeing arts as a frill rather than a vehicle to insight and creativity. Smith praises the exhibition of 20th-century artists Marc Chagall and Georges Rouault at Baylor's Mayborn Museum through Nov. 28) The musicians in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra are on strike and have been since Oct. 5.
Nov
18
2010
(USA Today Editorial) Thomas S. Kidd, Baylor University, is the author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolutionand American Christians and Islam. The fact that nearly 20% of Americans say that President Obama is a Muslim has certainly not kept him from talking to Muslims.
Nov
4
2010
(Column by David Smith, senior lecturer in history at Baylor, and Baylor's symphony orchestra and its educational concerts for more than 6,000 fourth- and fifth-graders) What does it look like when thousands of kids get a big taste of the arts all at the same time?
Nov
3
2010
(Editorial that quotes the writings of Marc H. Ellis, professor of American and Jewish Studies at Baylor.) We are fortunate in Cumberland County to have public space on the Courthouse lawn in Crossville where rallies concerning domestic and international issues can be held.
Nov
1
2010
(Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor and author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution, explains about Thomas Jefferson's "wall of separation.") The media cannot seem to get enough of Delaware's Republican Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell. For better or worse, she embodies an energized populist Christian wave, the core of the Tea Party movement, seemingly poised to crash against the Obama administration and the secular left on Election Day
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