The stars of the Sound of Music were reunited in Hollywood at the end of March to celebrate the 50th anniversary milestone of the 1965 musical that has become an enduring classic. Kicking off the TCM Festival and featuring a screening at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood,. […]
Freedom is open to abuse by those that scorn the liberty of others. A British portal carries this title: “Extremists are setting up anti-British schools”. What does this tell us? The foes of liberty exploit the freedoms we grant. Thus, basic rights become instruments […]
This is an excerpt from John Harris’s new book, Climbing Backward Out of Caves, which makes a case for the rational basis of belief in a higher being.
Finally we have what is perhaps the twentieth century’s premier reason for denying God’s […]
Over 230 years ago, a group of men had a dream. They dreamed of a nation of free people. A nation that existed solely to allow its citizens to live out their own dreams on their own terms with their own God given talent and grit.
A Danish cleric identified as a rightwing political and cultural figure in the Denmark of the 1930s became the center of moral and intellectual resistance to the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Kaj Munk was murdered by the Germans and Danish traitors in January 1944 as an attempt to […]
THIS IS AMERICA! This was the mantra of generations after the establishment of the United States of America. Our history shows that this nation was built with grit, toughness, a do it yourself and a get it done attitude. Sure, like any other great or not so great […]
One of the most distinguished apologists of our era says that the most profound inquiry we can undertake is, “What is truth?” One theologian furnished this clarity, “Truth is who God is,” – referring to the God of the Bible. The Bible describes the human heart as deceitful […]
The 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 […]
Last week, on March 27th the stars of the Sound of Music reunited in Hollywood to celebrate the milestone of the 1965 musical that has become an enduring classic, kicking off the TCM Festival and featuring a screening at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. Julie Andrews, […]
Does this sound like an admonition? Such as in “run for good health”. Since the writer has experienced the University of Oregon’s legendary Bill Bowermann, and since then has stuck to daily running and weight lifting interrupted by reading Russian, such a call would be […]
I am proud to be an American, and proud of this nation’s history, culture, and accomplishments! America is a melting pot of immigrants who brought rich heritages to our shores, became immersed in American culture, and worked hard to achieve the American Dream. My first ancestor came […]
Some time ago I was out with a client here in Houston to rent their property. There were a couple of prospective tenants to visit the house that day. As it happened, the first was a woman of African background wearing robes and a veil. The client, from southeast Asia was not familiar with this […]
In order to control millions of people totalitarian or proto-totalitarian governments find it necessary to somehow prod their subjects into accepting that which is not true. Intelligent people will naturally see the truth and thereby comprehend when government lies to them – and so that’s the rub […]
The largest and most impactful grassroots political movement, at least since the civil rights movement and perhaps in all of American history, originated in the minds and efforts of less than a dozen Americans.
It was late February 2009, just weeks after the inauguration of Barack […]
I had the opportunity recently to watch again the magnificent documentary on the Civil War produced by Ken Burns (hard to believe) more than a generation ago.
The series captures with power and clarity the contradictions of a war that was utterly brutal, and yet somehow civil; fought […]
The ancient Greeks were faced with terrorism and slavery from the Persian king Xerxes. Edith Hamilton in her book, The Greek Way (W.W.Norton, N.Y. 1930) explains what they did, how they did it and why it was successful. Revisiting what the ancient Greeks did should renew […]
For long, a plea for the recognition of a Kurdish entity has been in “Duly Noted’s” pipeline. The Kurd’s impressive valor and the injustices meted out to them to create “stable conditions” constitute a moral imperative to present this piece.
It is tempting to plead […]
Obama’s recent comments at a national prayer breakfast raised a host of critical eyebrows. The most offending comment from the president’s address was as follows..
“Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and […]
Rational discussions about National Socialism are often hard to come by. The word “Nazi” has become a vitriolic buzzword that only the Left has a license to use, especially against conservatives where many on the so-called political right are metaphorically and wrongfully characterized as present day fascists. All too many have since precluded that Nazism […]
What possibly could bring together Rep. Gene Green (D-Tx), Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Tx), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tx), Rep. Kay Granger (D-Tx), Rep. Rosa DeLaura (D-Ct), Rep. John K. Delaney (D-Md), Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hi), the Honorable Annise Parker and Houston’s First Lady Kathy Hubbard, a representative […]
If you look for the worst in a group, you’re sure to find it. Using a twist on an Abraham Lincoln line, I made that statement on the Mildred Gaddis Show (Radio One Detroit WCHB AM) last Wednesday during a debate on “White Privilege: Myth or Reality.” […]
This week marked the 70th anniversary of the allied liberation of the infamous Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz. We like to think that society has moved on; that the Holocaust was an atrocity of the past, one that could never be repeated in today’s society. Unfortunately, those […]
Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, and sundry other government agencies cannot be efficiently managed without great leadership in the Administration.
Politics has always been a full-contact sport and it is easy to see that one can become very beat-up and abused for standing […]
A lesson from mankind’s experience is that all past generations have lived “interesting times.” Popular amnesia likes to lose sight of this, therefore, we think our day’s vicissitudes are unprecedented. That said it appears that we are departing from the cast of the past in […]