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- NOT a Christian nation? Of course we are! -- April 8, 2009
"Our new president is playing to his secular base when he says we aren't a Christian nation. He wants to reassure them that the first amendment is designed to protect the state from the influence of the church."
- Our Lunch With Al Regnery -- Feb 19, 2008
"Is Senator McCain a conservative and should conservatives back him?"
- Who Benefits from Immigration "Reform"? -- May 26, 2007
"Let's not be partisan about this issue. That's just a snare and a delusion. Bickering over whether it's 'really' amnesty or not won't change what the bill does. The only guaranteed beneficiary of this fiasco will be government bureaucracy. "
- Virginia Tech - Nothing
Happened! -- April 18, 2007
"Wouldn't it be great not to be swamped by horrific news
about Virginia Tech because nothing had happened? ...time and
time again, reports show that if just one other person had
'shown' a gun, odds are that the shooter would have
- Eco-Freaks and
projected self-loathing. -- January 30, 2007
"Why is it that, "Whenever Nature displeases us, it
must be our fault for doing something that displeased
Nature"? ... If the winter's too hot, summer's too
cold, hurricane Katrina too extreme, environmentalists always
conclude that it's because we did something wrong"
- What is a Leader Made Of? --
Sept 21st, 2006
He has already fought for our country twice in the last six years
in both Afghanistan and Iraq, now he's up against another
tough fight. This time, it is against an entrenched incumbent in
the 8th District of the Great State of Virginia. Whether you live
in Utah or Alabama or Virginia, we know you'll be proud for
our nation that such a man of integrity will soon be fighting the
good fight in Congress.
- Why Shouldn't Iran
have Nukes? -- Sept 21st, 2006
Yes, this means using that neglected faculty called "moral
- Is It Christian? Part 2 --
August 7th, 2006
Please tell us how evil entered the world and what we are
supposed to do about it?
- Which is More - $17,000 or
$42,000? -- July 10th, 2006
We've all heard of the inefficiency of the Social Security
system and its very poor rate of return-on-investment. So, we
decided to figure out exactly how bad it is.
- Chertoff, Limbaugh and
"24" -- July 3, 2006
What do Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, talk-radio
superstar Rush Limbaugh, and the creators and cast of the hit
series "24" have in common?
- Remembering the Virtue of
War -- May 15, 2006
My surgery was on a Monday and on Wednesday I took a few steps -
my way of landing on an aircraft carrier and declaring the major
- Living Better than
Kings and Queens -- April 14, 2006
This time it was a root canal - totally unexpected pain - but it
had to be taken care of.
- Who Supports the
Children of the Unwed Mothers? -- April 10, 2006
The way the system is structured, it's better for a young
woman to 'marry' the government than to marry a man.
- What "Lord of
War" Tells Us About Guns -- March 3, 2006
What we see is the last brief trajectory in the life of a bullet,
down the barrel of the gun into the brain of the cowering boy.
- Secular Spirituality,
the New Legalism -- January 1, 2006
"The new legalism is directed not at criminals but at the
moral structure of private life," says Michael D.
O'Brien, author of “Father Elijah: An
- Is it Christian? --
December 7, 2005
How successful have you actually been in living in this secular
world with what you think are Christian values?
- Judge Alito is not an
Activist -- November 3, 2005
Isn't any change an instance of activism?
'Spirituality' Can be Dangerous to Christians --
September 15, 2005
A special problem occurs with those who believe in a God of their
- He's Proud to be an
American -- August 12, 2005
When we returned, my alien I.D. card was swiped through a
card-reader and... I was in! Helen, on the other hand, a
native-born, passport-carrying American was questioned and
scrutinized much longer.
- They're Not Spoiled Brats;
They're ODD -- May 30, 2005
They won't benefit from self-respect, but they'll wither
- Legalized Murder? --
April 13, 2005
We must not allow being euthanized to be euphemized.
- Why Can't we Reform
Our Criminals? -- March 12, 2005
600,000 criminals are released into society each year. 70% of all
criminals are re-arrested within 3 years of their release from
- An interview with a Lethal
Man -- February 8, 2005
Massad Ayoob is arguably one of the most lethal men around, in
fact he even trains others in the use of deadly force.
- Michael Crichton on
Science Policy -- January 30, 2005
It should be cause for alarm, according to Crichton, that science
policy is being shaped by lawsuits rather than by negotiation and
legislation based on sound, un-biased scientific research.
- If Not the Government,
Who Will Help? -- January 5, 2005
Government should be the last place people go for help. Liberals
would prefer that government be the first choice.
- A Meaningful U.N. Resolution
-- December 28, 2004
What it is and what we'd like it to be are two very different
- Everyone Voted for President
Bush -- December 2, 2004
Yes, even Europeans will be saying, "I always supported him,
- the God-less Church of the
Democrats -- November 17, 2004
The Democrats have always co-mingled the function of church and
state. But it's their church they've incorporated
into their political agenda.
- Sane, Normal,
Law-Abiding People Own Guns Too -- October 21, 2004
So, what's going on here? Their own eyes, their own logic,
their own experience tells them that law-abiding citizens are not
gun-toting brutes out to shoot up the town, yet they still feel
- "Teach the
Controversy" -- October 4, 2004
The old controversy between the "creationists" and the
"evolutionists" has re-emerged, but with a new twist...
this time, the evolutionists are on the defensive.
- "You Mean
You're NOT a Republican!?" -- September 23,
"If you're a Republican in the District of Columbia,
then you must know every other Republican because there are so
few of us."
- "Kerry Lied while
Good Men Died" -- September 14, 2004
You probably didn't see much of it in the so-called
"mainstream" media, but on September 12, 2004 in
Washington a rally was held at the U.S. Capitol by a group
calling themselves "Vietnam Vets for the Truth."
- "I accidentally
shot myself..." The Truth About Guns - part 2 -- September
The so-called 'debate' over gun control would be funny if
its implications weren't so serious. They're both
speaking the same language, but they're talking about two
very different worlds.
- The Truth about Guns --
August 18, 2004
In our society, where most people seem to assume an entitlement
to a second chance whenever they make a mistake in judgment, it
was refreshing to encounter the attitude that our actions have
- Marriage is not a
'Legal' Issue -- July 14, 2004
We suggested, incorrectly, that "civil unions"
conferred rights and protections equivalent to "civil
marriages." They do not. And it is for that very reason that
the gay activists want to have same sex unions included within
the legal definition of marriage.
- Who Benefits From Gay
Marriage? -- July 12, 2004
Amid all the braying and trumpeting, pro and con, arising from
the dispute over whether the union of same sex couples should be
legally recognized by the name "marriage" there is
- John Edwards - Champion of
the Disadvantaged? -- July 12, 2004
It was totally predictable that the announcement of John Edwards
as John Kerry's running-mate should have included the
accolade of his being the "champion of the
- We're All Private Ryan --
July 5, 2004
The problem is that a lot of us do forget that people really did
die to give us our freedom.
- Images of the Spirit of
America: an Antidote to Abu Ghraib -- May 24, 2004
Paradoxically, we are bound together by our
'individualism', a word Alexis de Toqueville had to
invent to describe what he found when he visited America almost
200 years ago.
- Pecking Ourselves to
Death -- April 14, 2004
Overseas observers, especially those many Iraqis yearning for
freedom, may be justified in wondering if democracy is really
such an unqualified good after all.
- They Can't Stand a
Good Example -- April 12, 2004
"Why do they hate us?" No, this isn't
late-breaking angst emerging from the post-9/11 emotional
turmoil. This question refers to a parallel phenomenon; the
apparent hatred, by the American Left, of the American Right.
Parallel phenomenon, you say. How so?
- Interview with Elbegdorj
Tsakhia, continued -- April 8, 2004
"The middle class is disappearing. I define the middle
class as those who can sustain themselves without outside
assistance, small businessmen, etc. Because of high taxes and
corruption, these people are joining to the poor of
- Interview with Elbegdorj
Tsakhia, continued -- April 4, 2004
"In 3 months we mobilized the whole country! The members of
the Politburo tried to use force and capture us. They tried to
use the same methods they used in Tienanmen Square in China, but
they also saw that their people were no longer going to implement
- Interview with Elbegdorj
Tsakhia, continued -- March 30, 2004
We feel it is a good time, during the "one year in
Iraq" anniversary, to remind us all about the progress of
freedom, be it in Iraq or in Mongolia. We're fascinated by
the story, but find the real fascination is how freedom develops
over time and the varying stages it seems to take
- Interview with Elbegdorj
Tsakhia, 1st democratic Prime Minister of Mongolia -- March
Living under tyranny is like living in a cage. Freedom means
leaving the cage. However, when the cage no longer keeps you in,
it also no longer keeps the wolf out.
- Happy Valentine's
Day! -- February 9, 2004
We know you are all deliciously, ecstatically, incurably
romantic, or wish you were, so we pass along this lovely recipe
for Valentine's Day. It's guaranteed!!!
- What Kids Can Learn From
John Q -- February 8, 2004
Last week, our two nephews and niece, ages 8 to 12, ran up to us
and handed us a video they had just seen; "John Q." ...
They kept wondering aloud if we would like it. We borrowed it and
this is our reply to them.
- DDT Saves Lives --
December 30, 2003
Even if you haven't got the faintest idea what the initials
"DDT" stand for, you probably 'know' that it is
one of the most deadly inventions of mankind.
- It's Not a
Difference of Opinion; It's War -- December 1,
So many Americans expressed astonishment after 9/11. "Why
do they want to kill us?"
- Gratitude and
Thanksgiving, 2003 -- November 25, 2003
But, how much do you think we will we hear about Abraham
Lincoln's proclamation of the first 'official'
- the Left, the Right and
'The Reagans' -- November 14, 2003
It was a familiar showdown between the Right and Left, but with
the unfamiliar result that, this time, the Right was faster on
the draw and emerged victorious, leaving the Left injured,
insulted and crying foul.