Book Review – The Constitution of the United States – Modern Edition

Henry Bain BookDr. Henry Bain edits and explains the U.S. Constitution for the modern reader

 

Years ago when I was teaching a course in American Government one student asked me why we need a written constitution. I responded that if he were starting a club he […]

Quartet: Did the Founders Really do us any Favors with the Constitution?

QuartetThe book Quartet by Joseph Ellis is a great read. It makes me laugh when people talk about the constitution and preach as though if we educate enough people about the constitution then we can fix the problems in America today.

That is not true. The constitution […]

REVIEW: The Unexamined Life is Worth Living – The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Inquiry into Human Freedom

John GrayJohn Gray has been described as a secular prophet, a soothsayer fond of nihilism. If so one should expect prophetic language, secular jeremiads impugning contemporary political theory. His central message is stark. Tear away the thin veneer of civilization and one finds an allegorical everyman nothing […]

Poisons and Assassins out of Russia – Then and Now.

The KGBs Poison FactoryRemember in 2009 when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a poorly translated “reset” button? Or Donald Trump saying recently that if he ascends to the White House in 2016, U.S.-Russian relations will improve, as he and President […]

Legends and What ??? By Bill O'Reilly

Legends and LiesI enjoyed O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies. And he followed it up with an hour show on each character. So we had bad guys, Good guys, and maybe some psychos. But I always get a kick out of O’Reilly’s take that this is all true and […]

A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part X): The Power of Insight

This article addresses a crucial element in the case to prove the existence of God, but not the final element.

It considers the phenomena of scientific knowledge, philosophical understanding, and religious revelation, or prophecy, and shows that they are all saying the same thing, only in different ‘tongues’. They all recognize and rely on the […]

Confessing My Secret Love Affair With John Maynard Keynes

Universal ManLet me now publicly reveal my long love affair with John Maynard Keynes. On June 5th, stationed on a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico, I raised my annual toast to the memory of this great man on the anniversary of his birth.

This year […]

Joseph BH McMillan reviews A Study of Perceptions of Evil as They Arise from Epistemologies and Worldviews by Professor Ron Galloway

I have written that philosophy is at risk of rendering itself an extravagant academic indulgence. By that I mean it risks becoming so obscure as to be of no relevance to our everyday actions and behavior.

On the philosophy of science, the physicist Steven Weinberg went so far as to say this: “… I found […]

American Sniper: If You are Going to Win a War You Need Heroes

amcnsnprAmerican Sniper is a great book. It explains how a war should be fought and what a real hero looks like. It is easy. Obama is not a hero. He has never put his life on the line and he never will. And the art of fighting a […]

Dana Perino: And the Good News Is ... Lessons and Advice from the Bright Side

And the Good News Is ... Lessons and Advice from the Bright SideRegardless of your political leaning, it’s probably fair to say that the Bush 43 administration had both some positives and negatives for the United States, and depending on your politics that list goes one way […]

At Home but Maybe there is Nothing New after all about the Climate

At HomeThis will be a tough write. But let’s start with the book and the title. The book is At Home by Bill Bryson. And it is about all the changes that took place around the 1850’s. It appears about that time give or take about 30 […]

A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part IX): Science in Genesis Chapter 3 – Adam and Eve

The story of Adam and Eve directly challenges the current conviction that reason is an infallible mechanism for the advancement of civilization.

But before we get to that, the first question to address is whether the story of Adam and Eve refers to two particular individuals, or is a generic reference to the first of […]

Economics So Simple, Even Politicians Will Understand

Popular Economics What the Rolling Stones Downton Abbey and LeBron James Can Teach You About EconomicsA specter, to paraphrase the opening line of The Communist Manifesto, is haunting America. That specter is the economics profession itself.

Economics has become immersed in arcane modeling. Modeling does not really […]

The Political Implications Of Kelley Paul’s “True and Constant Friends”

True and Constant Friends Love and Inspiration from our Grandmothers Mother and FriendsAmericans have a deep ambivalence about the role of First Lady.

In a 1992 segment of Nightline correspondent Jackie Judd observed,

Americans are most comfortable, for example, with first ladies who are gracious, stand […]

Book Review: Remembering Who We Are

Remembering

When Zev Chafets published his memorable biography of Rush Limbaugh a few years ago I was privileged and honored to be able to review his work. It was an excellent and unbiased piece of writing, which was refreshing in this day of hit pieces and hyperbolic treatment […]

Stonewalled: Does our Government Lie to Us?

stonewalledIn the book “Stonewalled”, Sharyl Attkisson shows the answer is “yes”.

Myself, I had thought that the Fast and Furious scheme was simply an effort to trace how guns get to Mexican Cartels, and that though it went horribly wrong, it was non-political.

And indeed […]

A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part VIII): Science in Genesis Chapter 2 – The Garden of Eden

Early man was like a house wired for light, but for a long time was in darkness; then a switch was thrown, and the house was full of light.

Humans became conscious beings; conscious of their own existence, their own mortality, and their own actions.

That sums up Chapter 2 of Genesis, which goes back […]

A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part VII): Science in Genesis – Day Six.

Day Six is an account of the ‘programming’ of human DNA to form the neurological structures in the brain that give us the ability to distinguish between right and wrong.

It explains why the human brain has three distinct faculties – morality, reason and instinct. The interaction between these neurological faculties is what accounts for […]

Senator Mike Lee – Our Lost Constitution

Lost ConstitutionIf there is one thing that many American citizens are missing today, it is a appreciation for the constitution. Not just as a document, but as something greater that was created for a specific purpose. What is missing is an understanding of the reasons behind the different […]

Third Great Awakening on the Way?

appeal-to-heaven-flagRecently, while announcing his 2016 presidential bid in front of 13,000 onlookers at central Virginia’s Liberty University, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz garnered tremendous applause, saying, “I believe God isn’t done with America yet.”

I think he’s right. Though the forces of evil may try, there are many […]

Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I

Killers of the KingThe king is dead…long live the king

Killing a king is serious business – even the most dedicated to their cause must undoubtedly feel a moment of trepidation before the deed is done and fear for what may come after. In 1649 several dozen Englishmen […]

Hard Work, Conservative Values Made Perdue’s Chicken Man a Success

Tough Man Tender Chicken2Most people today have heard of S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-fil-A, due to the company’s high-profile conflicts over its Christian values, but there was an original chicken billionaire whose chickens are also still around today. Frank Perdue, the longtime CEO of Perdue Farms, […]

An Excerpt from Prodigal Father Wayward Son

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GIF — ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND THE EGG

In the little world in which children have their existence…

there is nothing so finely perceived and so finely felt as injustice.

— Charles Dickens

Somehow, at a very early age, I became […]

Forty Days at Kamas - Excerpt of Chapter 2

40daysInspired by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s account of a Soviet labor camp revolt in Gulag Archipelago, Volume III, the story of FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS follows political prisoners and security officials at a corrective labor camp in Kamas, Utah, where inmates seize control during the summer of 2024.

Kamas, […]

A Legal Proof for the Existence of God (Part VI): Science in Genesis – Day Five.

Day Five introduces instinct and reason to the universe, and thus establishes the basis for what will become evil, or sin, and eventually the entire concept of crime.

On a reading of Day Five, that may seem like a rather peculiar conclusion to draw, but I would urge the reader to bear with me. It […]










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