Zach Noble

Zach Noble

Zach Noble is an assistant editor for TheBlaze, working in the Washington bureau. His prior work has appeared in such publications as the Washington Free Beacon, the Santa Barbara News-Press, FCW and Washington Technology.

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  • [6] October 4, 2014 at 8:50am

    I emphasized the past century because that’s when many radical changes took place in Protestant thought/teaching, while during that same time period the Catholic teaching did not change. I’ll look back through, perhaps that language could be clarified further.

    I quoted the Reporter, in this piece, since the AP story on the synod referenced Reese and I wanted to include his words (while noting that the Reporter is progressive, which the AP does not note).

    Thanks for the thoughts/understanding.

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  • [7] October 4, 2014 at 8:33am

    Technically, an annulment says “This was never a valid marriage.” They have certainly been abused as a “loophole,” but annulments are not designed to be merely a “Catholic divorce.”

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  • [2] October 4, 2014 at 7:33am

    Mm, but “strict” can have negative connotations as well. On the touchy subject of religion, there’s no way to ensure you don’t insult someone inadvertently.

    “Staunch” is a pretty positive word, in my mind, and “old-fashioned” is fairly accurate. While other churches have changed, the Catholic Church has not. Whether that’s good or bad is for the reader to decide.

    As in all things, my intent was to relay the facts of the story (and to counteract the AP reporting, which cites a bunch of liberal Catholic sources without identifying them as progressive).

    Also, full disclosure, I am a practicing Catholic.

  • [-11] October 4, 2014 at 7:20am

    “Staunchly old-fashioned” is not an insult.

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  • [18] September 21, 2014 at 12:40pm

    It’s a joke. She’s the antithesis of classy.

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  • [3] September 21, 2014 at 7:13am

    Noteworthily is an adverb.

    I am roughly nine years old on the inside, so you got that right I guess.

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  • [21] September 20, 2014 at 9:31am

    Story updated. Organizers say it was cartel threats.

  • [13] September 20, 2014 at 9:29am

    It wasn’t policy to use “militia” as a negative word. In the context of this story, the group was initially called a militia by local media, which we reported, but the organizers later reached out and wanted to make it clear that they were not a militia group.

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  • [96] September 20, 2014 at 6:43am

    That’s still being sorted out. I have some info on background, but I can’t release it until we get more confirmation.

    It seems fairly serious, though.

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  • [6] September 14, 2014 at 10:32am

    His bit on flags is golden.

  • [7] September 13, 2014 at 3:23pm

    Mm, good thing to note. Between the Middle East and domestic issues, I could see us losing track of the old U.K. a little bit.

    That being said, I’m inclined to think it won’t happen. Wouldn’t that be a slap in the face to my countrymen though, if Scotland got out before Ulster? (I’m of Irish extraction)

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  • [3] September 7, 2014 at 8:34am

    It’s based on sales, so yes, NH’s lower taxes are likely attracting people from other states (and I’d bet, at least in 1990, that Nevada had higher sales because people could still smoke in casinos, right?)

  • [6] August 24, 2014 at 11:38am

    The cop hasn’t been arrested yet — him doing life is not a foregone conclusion.

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  • August 24, 2014 at 11:31am

    I am not ashamed of presenting the facts, such as they have developed. TheBlaze has worked tirelessly to cover the story while not rushing to conclusions on either side.
    Re: photos: are you serious? Of the three photos, one is of Brown participating in the alleged robbery. If that image pushes an “innocent youth victim meme,” I’m not sure what wouldn’t.

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  • [39] August 20, 2014 at 3:40pm

    I had the same thought — Why didn’t they release pictures of an injured Wilson? But as with all things pertaining to this case, time will (hopefully) tell what really happened.
    TheBlaze is trying to get to the bottom of this story. If we’re “biased,” in your mind, for reporting new information as it emerges, then so be it.

  • [18] August 17, 2014 at 11:58am

    Deep in my brain, I knew that, but sometimes casual parlance creeps into my writing. My old debate coach would be disappointed. Thanks for pointing it out!

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  • [6] August 10, 2014 at 10:28am

    It seems to be a fairly common story — impoverished populations need more than just material goods. The third world seems to need more fundamental changes (social, governmental, etc.), and it’s not entirely clear to me how (or if?) well-intentioned Westerners can help that happen.

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  • July 23, 2014 at 12:49pm

    I think you may have misread the numbers. From the article:
    “Government had four failures during Reagan’s final two-and-a-half years (1.6 per year), five during George H. W. Bush’s four years (1.2 per year), 14 during Clinton’s eight years (1.8 per year), 25 during George W. Bush’s eight years (3.1 per year), and 16 during Obama’s first five-and-a-half years (2.9 per year),” Light noted. “At its current pace, government still has plenty of time to set a record average before Obama leaves office in 2017.”

  • [12] July 19, 2014 at 1:15pm

    Fair point, I reworded it a bit. Thanks!

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  • July 19, 2014 at 12:23pm

    I think it’s fairly evident from Johnson’s comments that he is trying to distance himself from Christie, after Christie inserted him into a political video without his consent, and by specifically citing Clinton and Obama as other friends of his, he’s trying to have it both ways, politically speaking. Not surprising for an actor, of course — he needs to appeal to as many people as possible to sell movies. TheBlaze is merely drawing attention to the maneuver.

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