A  columnist for The Economist takes on the question that has confounded sorority girls, prolific emailers and rookie receptionists for years: When to use an exclamation point?

It’s difficult to receive more than half a dozen emails without getting at least as many exclamation points.

  • “Thanks for your help!”
  • “Lunch is here!!”
  • “Have a nice day!!!”

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Former Navy Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt (above) is in a tizzy about the Senate’s approval to do away with the military’s 17-year ban on openly gay troops.

Klingenschmitt first delivered 205,000 fax petitions to Congress against open homosexual service in the military, than launched into a bizarre rant related to the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” that included the following:

Homosexual sin will always be a stench in the nostrils of Almighty God, an abomination which God condemns and shall punish with everlasting destruction. Even if the Senate had voted 100 to 0 to legalize sin, they could not remove God from His throne of Judgment, before which every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.

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