A La Carte (9/19)

Attacks against Christians in India
“India is in a scary situation,” says Gospel for Asia President K.P. Yohannan. “While violence continues in Orissa, on India’s east coast, anti-Christian extremists have unleashed another wave of attacks on Christians in Karnataka, a state on India’s west coast. (HT: JW)

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Something About Sarah
“There is continuing amazement over the sheer hatred that Palin has aroused: ‘I am almost 60 and come from Massachusetts. In all my years, I have never seen anything like this, and don’t want to see it ever again. I have a friend who is both feminist and left-leaning. I asked her why they hate Palin so much. She said, ‘Because she’s had it all: family, career. And she did it without a man like Bill Clinton helping her. She did it on her own.””

Understanding the Financial Upheaval
Steven D. Levitt, author of Freakonomics has Doug Diamond and Anil Kashyap provide a guest blog on the recent financial upheavals. They attempt to explain what has happened and what is likely to happen in the near future.

Catholicism and Darwinism
“The Vatican said on Tuesday the theory of evolution was compatible with the Bible but planned no posthumous apology to Charles Darwin for the cold reception it gave him 150 years ago.”