Category: Politics

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

James Smith on Calvin Profs’ Protest of Bush

The mentor of one of my friends from Oxford, one of the leaders of the so-called “Radical Orthodoxy” group, is a professor at Calvin, who, despite his hatred of Bush’s policies, did not sign a letter of protest or wear...

/ June 11, 2005

A Definition of the “Religious Right”

What is the “religious right?” All of a sudden western media is paying attention to this powerful, but oft-neglected group – with which, incidentally, I identify myself. Despite the increased coverage, little has been done to carefully define this term....

/ May 11, 2005

Californians: Contact Your Senator about the Judicial Nominations Filibuster

Just take a second and drop an email to Senators Boxer and Feinstein. Let them know that the filibuster is undemocratic because the minority are tyrannizing over the majority – the same majoritarian rule that lies at the heart of...

/ April 22, 2005