When in doubt, throw it out.

Tony Alamo literatureSo I was organizing things in my garage when I opened up a box I forgot I had, and what (among other things) did I find in it? Still more things that I forgot I had, including a pile of literature from Tony Alamo‘s Alamo Christian Ministries. It’s pretty cheesy stuff, at least in terms of the quality of writing, not to mention the You’ve-Got-To-Be-Kidding Madame Tussauds-esque photographs of Alamo. Most of the pile consists of newsletters that usually contain a single rambling article by Alamo surrounded by correspondence from a dozen or so sycophantic followers.

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Okay, this has got to go.

U.S. News & World Report, March 20, 2000I must have been playing a cruel practical joke on myself when I saved this copy of U.S. News & World Report seven years ago, when I was 41. (You do the math—or just read this.)

It did have one excellent article by John Leo in it (“Watch what you say: the left can no longer be counted on to defend free speech”), which, last time I checked, was available both here and here.