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  1. Robert Lennon
    January 30, 2015

    Oh, Vox Nova – haven’t seen a link to them in a long while. I think the last time I went was in 2012 when I got called a murderer for trying to explain the theological and legal reasonings behind burning heretics. Then I sort of realized I wasn’t welcome.

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  2. Austin Ruse
    January 31, 2015

    No way I could argue with even juice-box theologians. They are way smarter than me.

    The difference between blogging and column writing is in column writing there’s an editor. Editors are a blessing.

    Lastly, totally serious about the land rush. And I’d love to be a cheese maker.

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    1. Gabriel Sanchez
      January 31, 2015

      Mr. Ruse,

      I am not sure this reply does much credit to your “cause.” Having gladly written for Crisis before, I can certainly say that I appreciate having a second set of talented eyes to skim my pieces for grammatical errors and poor sentence construction; I am not so sure those same talented, but busy, eyes are capable of catching every factual mistake or erroneous argument. Blogs may have a lower threshold of review before they “publish,” but it’s not so outrageously low compared to other online media publishing that one can rest self-assured that their pieces shine with integrity just because they happen to wind up somewhere other than a web-log.

      Anyway, the rest of this strikes me as senselessly sarcastic, so I’ll just stop here.

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      1. Austin Ruse
        January 31, 2015

        I see you’ve had two columns at Crisis. I am sure John Vella will be pleased to hear that his editing is no better than a blog.

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        1. Gabriel Sanchez
          January 31, 2015

          Mr. Ruse,

          If you re-read what I wrote, or were capable of reading carefully the first time through, you would see that is not what I said at all. You would do yourself, and your readers, a considerable favor if you could demonstrate a reasonable capacity to digest what you claim to disagree with before popping off with more childish one-liners.

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          1. Austin Ruse
            February 1, 2015

            Oh brother, someones panties are in a real twist. Are you stamping your foot, too?

          2. Gabriel Sanchez
            February 1, 2015

            Moi? You’re the one who keeps coming back to this combox throwing more spit balls, begging for attention.

  3. Austin Ruse
    January 31, 2015

    Huge difference between a blog where someone simply unloads whatever’s on their mind, and columns that face an editorial process.

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    1. Gabriel Sanchez
      January 31, 2015

      Mr. Ruse,

      Given that your columns are typically little more than you unloading what happens to be on your mind, I am not sure what that says for the integrity of the editorial process. Perhaps you might dedicate a future column to that.

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      1. Austin Ruse
        January 31, 2015

        Well, that is kind of what columnists do. We write about what is on our mind, what we are thinking about.

        Bill Buckley, who for years wrote three columns a week, said it was a matter of finding three things that make you made every week. So, you are correct, that roughly is column writing. But the difference is the editorial process.

        The other difference is a columnist usually has a slot, a day of the week. You can’t just pop off when your pissed off. You have to wait. Waiting is also a good thing.

        These two things, having to wait, and having an editor are two huge advantages that column writing has over blogging.

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        1. Owen White
          February 1, 2015

          “when your pissed off.”

          It’s “you’re,” dumbass. Those of us who read the threads on this blog have some fucking standards. Obviously an innate tendency toward correct grammar is not one of the huge advantages of writing a column.

          And what the hell is “said it was a matter of finding three things that make you made every week” supposed to mean? My opinion of the editors of Crisis just went up. They apparently undergo a considerable task each week.

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      2. Austin Ruse
        February 1, 2015

        Oh, now I get it..you are one of the juice-boxers. OK.

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        1. Gabriel Sanchez
          February 1, 2015

          [yawn]

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          1. Ted
            February 2, 2015

            There is a column about Pope Francis and Hanes still to be written. Perhaps the one to do it has just revealed himself.

          2. Diane
            February 2, 2015

            Lol!!

            Ringspun cotton. That’s what it’s all about.

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