Saturday, October 6, 2012

Articles of the Week - October 6

The 2012 United States Presidential Election entered its final act this week with the first head-to-head debate between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, so needless to say, my blog reader had more than a few pieces on that whole subject. I shall begin this week with them.

In The Economist, Lexington had what I thought was a very thorough and balanced analysis of the debate, and elsewhere in the magazine was an argument for why this election "really is" the "most important for decades." The Heritage Foundation, not surprisingly, analyzed the debate from all angles on The Foundry: Lindsey Burke summarized the education issues and proposals that the candidates discussed, Jason Richwine focused on the president's call for more teachers, Julia Shaw looks into a statement by the president about Abraham Lincoln, and Sarah Morris presents a word cloud based on the debate (the most-used word for the president was "governor" and for the former governor, "people").

A few other pieces on public policy to mention:
Two notable pieces on arts and entertainment:
  • Jason Victor Serinus looks at the future of streamed music for the San Francisco Classical Voice
  • The Economist's Prospero celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the James Bond franchise and examines its uniqueness among movie franchises
On matters of faith and theology:
Finally, Carrie Muskat looks at the work to be done during the Cubs' offseason, and Chuck King, the departing music minister of College Church, gives his valediction.

What articles, blogs, or commentary pieces caught your attention this week?

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