Divided we stand

The distinctive visions of the two parties — social-democratic versus limited-government — have underlain every debate on every issue since Barack Obama's inauguration: the stimulus, the auto bailouts, health-care reform, financial regulation, deficit spending. Everything. The debt ceiling is but ... Continue reading

We still hold these Truths…

We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness — That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just ... Continue reading

Biden: A snore away from the presidency

The Vice President snored loudly during much of President Obama's budget speech yesterday, causing some embarrassment for the President and members of the cabinet who were sitting nearby. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner could be seen on video jabbing Biden in the ribs with his elbow, but the VP ... Continue reading

Despairs of the heart

When you look at unbalanced people, how they respond to the vitriol that comes out of certain mouths about tearing down the government. The anger, the hatred, the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous. — Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik When Pima County Sheriff ... Continue reading

Hoping for change

Americans disillusioned today with the president for his health-care legislation, his refusal to extend his predecessor's tax cuts, his support for cap and trade, his ties to labor unions and groups such as Acorn, and his belief in the regulatory state, can't honestly say that they were promised ... Continue reading

In, but not of…

Jesus is not a Republican or a Democrat. He is probably a monarchist. — Dr. John Mark Reynolds When the National Socialist Party of Germany came to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler, it moved quickly to consolidate its tenuous hold on power. Hitler's lieutenants were remarkably effective, in part ... Continue reading

Anne Rice and being Christian

I claim to be a Christian. What does that label really mean?Does it imply something about my politics? Does it tell you what sort of a car I drive? Is it a label sewn into my clothes, like the once-celebrated label of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union from this 1981 ad campaign? ... Continue reading

Deep-water arrogance

"Americans have a lot of faith that over the long run technology will solve everything..." — Andrew Kohut, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, as quoted in The New York Times, May 28, 2010. The first warning that something was wrong came from a loud exhalation of methane gas escaping ... Continue reading