Category: Politics

Observations and Questions Regarding “Munich”

Steven Speilburg didn’t win the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year with his wonderful film, Munich, but this latest in his series of tragedies is assuredly a personal best.For those who have not seen it, I give it a...

/ September 12, 2006

Go Mitt Romney!

From all I have heard, Mitt Romney, the current governor of Massachusetts, appears to be the ideal Republican contender for President. Some say he will never will the evangelical vote, however, because of his LDS (Mormon) faith. I think that...

/ August 10, 2006

Lincoln as Literary Critic

On a recent reading of some of Abraham Lincoln’s letters and speeches, I discovered this interesting line in a letter to James Hackett, a Shakespearian actor: Some of Shakespeare’s plays I have never read; while others I have gone over...

/ May 21, 2006

What I Learned on a Friday Night Watching C-Span

Who knew? Politics can be fun. Now I can boast to my students that my wife and I have reached the pinnacle of wonk-dom–we have watched C-Span online on a Friday night. In case you missed it, the House of...

/ November 18, 2005

A Sad Day in California

Californians have decided not to improve the state of our wild and wacky state. Funny that we should be looking for balance and stability from a Hollywood action hero. The death of Proposition 73 is the one that saddens me...

/ November 9, 2005

Christianity & Socialism

Here’s a piece by Reynolds that I’ve always appreciated. So many times the spokespeople for capitalism tend to be unthoughtful and silly. There are very good reasons for the position, however, and John Mark Reynolds gives some of them below....

/ November 3, 2005

Hewitt and Miers–Updated

Hugh Hewitt’s op-ed in the NY Times is available. With characteristic clarity, Hewitt outlines his thoughts on the ramifications of the Miers meltdown. The core of Hewitt’s argument is that Miers should have received an up or down vote in...

/ October 28, 2005

Katrina Timeline

In one of the most helpful posts since Katrina, Rick Moran has created a timeline of the responses to Katrina. Drawing mainly from the Times-Picayune website, Moran’s post is both helpful and illuminating. The biggest questions are twofold: (1) Did...

/ September 5, 2005

A New Step Towards A Palestinian Dream

A little late on my new attempt to post every weekend, but this news was worth waiting for. It’s all over the internet and conventional news sources. The Gaza pullout is complete! What does this mean? First, it shows that...

/ August 23, 2005

No More “Public Servants”?

On this Fourth of July weekend our great nation remembers those who fought for independence and established our venerable republic. The men who did this did, indeed, have some economic incentive, i.e. no taxation without representation and therefore lower taxes....

/ July 3, 2005