A Bentonville, Ark., man is seeking $20,000 from the city after his two teenage sons found a book on lesbian sex on a public library bookshelf.
Finding a book in a library? Why isn’t that illegal!? Read the story here.
So I just saw a clip of Bill Mahr doing his ‘New Rules’. He points out that the 33 year old lawyer who just resigned from the White House because of the latest Bush scandal got her degree from Pat Robertson’s law school. According to Mahr, there are 150 officials in the Bush administration who have received degrees from this less than prestigious school.
from the wikipedia article:
Regent University highlighted that at least 150 graduates have served in the George W. Bush administration, as noted on their “Quick Facts” page. The Regent Law school garnered unwanted attention in 2007, when Monica Goodling, a Regent graduate, invoked her fifth amendment rights to avoid testifying about White House involvement in the U.S. attorneys controversy. Before 2001, it was rare for Regent’s graduates to get government jobs. However, the Bush administration’s appointment of the dean of Regent’s government school, Kay Coles James, as director of the Office of Personnel Management caused the “the doors of opportunity for government jobs [to be] thrown open to Regent alumni.” Regent was a lower-ranked school than the typical alma mater of DOJ employees, and its graduates tended to have less experience in civil rights law. 
Should you be able to work for the government if your highest degree was awarded from a religious institute? Should the school have even gotten its accredidation?
I think not.
Homer’s Iliad remains one of my favorite books. In my experience if people didn’t like it, it was because they found that they had a hard time caring. Perhaps the 3000 years that have gone by since it was written present too great of a literary hurdle for some modern readers.
In any case, here’s a scan of the cover of an actual, published translation – that found a clever way to bridge that gap.