Is the Church political?

"The most interesting, creative, political solutions we Christians have to offer our troubled society are not new laws, advice to Congress, or increased funding for social programs – although we may find ourselves supporting such national efforts. The most creative social strategy we have to offer ... Continue reading

Syria and isolationism

"At town hall meetings in their districts, the congressman reports, House Republicans are hearing 'an isolationist message.' It's not America's war. The evidence that the Assad regime used chemical weapons is ambiguous, maybe cooked. There isn't a compelling national interest to intervene. 'Let ... Continue reading

Inciting envy

I've been displeased by the increasingly caustic claims — led, unfortunately, by the President — that greedy millionaires and billionaires are the root cause of all that ails our economy. It's a dangerous lie that ought to be beneath someone of President Obama's intelligence and character, but in ... 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

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

Obama’s monster

...nothing contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose... — from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein On May 21, 2003, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution extolling the historic importance of the Ford Motor Company. It lavishly lauded the ingenuity and innovation of Ford ... Continue reading

The experiment continues

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

Redeeming America

Today's liberalism may stand on decades of failed ideas, but it is failure in the name of American redemption. [Liberalism's power is that]... it addresses America's moral accountability to its past with moral activism. ... Liberalism's glamour follows from its promise of a new American innocence. ... Continue reading