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“For months now, analysts have surmised about an ‘exhausted majority,’ a cohort of relatively non-ideological voters who are fed up with the entire spectacle….The demands of 2020 engagement, with its 24-hour outrage spin cycle and shots of contempt right into the vein, simply aren’t compatible with how most people live their lives, which is to say among the real and near and human.” (The American Conservative)

Don’t Miss This: For a creative look at heaven and hell, I recommend C.S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce. You can buy his classic book here, but you can watch a theatrical production of Lewis’s book for FREE this Sunday! On November 15 at 3pm Central, the Fellowship for the Performing Arts will premiere The Great Divorce: A Virtual Presentation. Diane and I saw this Broadway-quality production in Houston just before the pandemic shut everything down. The virtual presentation is online and FREE. To find out more and to register, click here.

“There’s nothing wrong with court challenges in the face of evidence of serious and broad malfeasance. But the emphasis must be on real evidence, not drummed-up drama and trying to throw a spanner into the works because you don’t like where things are going….Will some mess and incompetence be uncovered on state levels? Probably. Will we see some mischief appear to have been done in this city or that county? Probably….But there’s a point at which we have to remember there are limits to all inquiries….Do those involved understand that turning this election into a political street fight could result in literal fighting in the streets?” Peggy Noonan, Reagan’s speechwriter, is always worth reading.