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Grindstone Journal is back!

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Grindstone Journal is back!

4 January, 2010

By Bryan Lower

From the Editor

I hope you all missed me, because I missed you dearly. Life has been a hollow shell without the constant pressure of deadlines and the endless quest for new and inspired content. Ah, I missed the old Journal! And I missed the feedback from readers.


Things will be a little different around the Grindstone in the future. Instead of updating the site three days a week, all of our updates will be posted every Monday. This will give me more time to promote the site, read article submissions, and write my own pieces.

As you might have noticed from our archive, I tended to write a lot. I will still write new articles and reviews for the journal, but from now on I will focus more on editing and administering the site. Hopefully this will result in more diverse content from new and inspired writers.

The feature I am most excited about is GJTV. We will have regular videos posted to the Grindstone Journal site and our channel on Youtube, The video feature is fun to produce and it opens the website to a whole new audience.

If you would like to write for Grindstone Journal, send me a submission at journal@grindstonejournal.com. I’ll actually have time to read it, now! I’m looking forward to hearing from our loyal and our fantastic stable of writers.

It’s good to be back!

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Reflection of: "India's Fortune" by Edward Luce

Reflection of: “India’s Fortune” by Edward Luce

11 August, 2009

By Abdul R. Ahmed

The world’s largest democracy has great potential, but faces challenges

Photo by abcdz2000Foreign Affairs article “India’s Fortune” by Edward Luce: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/…

Contrary to the belief of Americans, India is much more similar to the United States than many believe. The Indian state is a conglomeration of people, cultures and customs learning to find a single national identity. India is the world’s largest democracy and over 420 million people voted in this year’s national election. India is at a crossroad, according to Nandan Nilekani author of Imagining India, and must either face challenges from poverty, energy policy and environmental impact to become the next great power or the country can stagnate can live on the cusp of attaining greatness only to never achieve.

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Health Care Reform: Where Can the Progressive Turn for Relevant Information?

Health Care Reform: Where Can the Progressive Turn for Relevant Information?

10 August, 2009

By Jerry E. Stephens

The facts about health care reform

Reform of the American health care system has been a major political issue this year. President Barack Obama campaigned on health care reform during the 2008 presidential campaign. Once inaugurated, the President urged Congress to act swiftly suggesting that health care legislation could be available for national review and debate by the time of the congressional summer recess.

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(from the archive) Are We All Socialists Now?

(from the archive) Are We All Socialists Now?

7 November, 2008

By Bryan Lower

The Progressive Income Tax and the Redistribution of Wealth

After John McCain attacked Barack Obama’s comments about “spreading the wealth” as “one of the tenets of socialism,” (1) it may be useful to find out exactly what the hell he’s talking about. Has America gone socialist? Do we redistribute the wealth though the tax code?

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(from the archive) Book review: 'John Dewey's Liberalsim' by Daniel M. Savage

(from the archive) Book review: John Dewey’s Liberalsim by Daniel M. Savage

4 April, 2008

By Bryan Lower

Daniel Savage’s book lays out the philosophy of John Dewey, which provides an entirely different approach to liberalism. Dewey saw the disagreements between liberals and communitarians as pseudoproblems, and attempted to describe a form of liberalism that utilized the common ground between the extremes

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(from the archive) A Cruel Ethos: Pay up front or die

(from the archive) A Cruel Ethos: Pay up front or die

26 January, 2009

By Ron du Bois

Our acceptance of death for those who can’t afford medical care is unique among the advanced industrialized nations of the world. This ethos allows people who don’t have enough money or enough medical insurance to die everyday. We remain blind to the humanistic healthcare ethos of other nations, that result in greatly reduced costs and superior outcomes.

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Did You Feel the Earth Move? Feeling Reclaimed Yet?

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Did You Feel the Earth Move? Feeling Reclaimed Yet?

3 August, 2009

By James Nimmo

Conservative Christians rally to fight diversity in Oklahoma

Photo by Bryan Lower(OKLAHOMA CITY) Did you feel the earth move? The fourth annual Reclaiming Oklahoma for Christ conference was held Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 on the campus of Oklahoma Christian University. [1] For more details you can go to its website at http://www.reclaimoklahoma.org/

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