Immorality and Radical Secularism: The Two Greatest Threats to Our National Security

Thirteen years ago, America suffered a coordinated and devastating terrorist assault by wicked agents of a Middle Eastern foreign power. Today America is again under attack—-not just by violent religious fanatics from without, but by the forces of immorality and radical secularism from within.

“Immorality is un-American and a threat to national security!” Such were [...]

Pre-Election Blues and Reds

Dead DonkeyNot a day goes by when my mailbox isn’t filled with a variety of prognostications regarding the potential outcome of the November 2014 general elections. First the Republicans are going to sweep the Senatorial races. Then they won’t. Rush Limbaugh says that the Republican legislators don’t [...]

The Last Election - Book Review

Last Election About 30 years ago I encountered a book by one Joel Garreau entitled The Nine Nations of North America. Just recently I received my review copy of The Last Election by James Glenn Reynolds. Surprisingly, when I saw the cover the first thing that struck [...]

Coddling Kids

entltdJamie Moyer, former major league pitcher-cum-Philadelphia Phillies television broadcaster, recently criticized what he considers the coddling of young pitchers in baseball’s minor leagues. Moyer takes issue with the practice of pulling young starting pitchers in favor of bullpen relief at the firstsign of trouble in later innings. [...]

Duly Noted - A Shock to the Heart and a Sad Message for the Brain

Duly NotedAt the outset, be reminded that what happens elsewhere might be the present circumstance of others. However, the event also threatens to become your future.

 

Let us look back in time. In the early seventies, when new in Europe, to illustrate an aspect of the [...]

How We Told Our Kids About Sex

brdbyIt was the summer of 2011. We were visiting friends in North Carolina one weekend for a lovely wedding on the beach. Our strong-willed, opinionated and hyper-inquisitive children, a boy and two girls, were, at the time, 10, 7 and 6 respectively. My gorgeous, though Chicago-tough and [...]

Duly Noted - Weirdness, Mainly Sexual, From the Big Picture

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1. The Ukraine complained that a Russian armored column has entered her territory. That came after the “peaceful invasion” of quickly re-painted army trucks. The half-loaded lorries expressed Putin’s “humanitarian” concern. They forced their way into an independent country to carry aid for separatist “civilians.” [...]

Duly Noted - The Failure of Liberalism?

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Foreign policy as an act of atonement.

 

Some of us live through the accident of birth and/or our ancestors’ sacrifices, in a functioning democracy. Such a system allows citizens to make choices regarding the persons who are entrusted to execute their will. Through that [...]

The Denial of Due Process May Bankrupt Universities

fmnsmsxWith now literally hundreds of editorials and op-eds taking positions both pro and con on California’s SB 967 – as well as the broader issue of “affirmative consent” for sexual relations — it is virtually certain that the California legislature will pass and send to Governor Brown’s [...]

Worse Than We Expected?

The headline at WND proclaimed: Mitt Romney: Obama worse than I expected. The article is a stub, which links to the full piece at The Washington Times. The fact that Romney did not expect this bad an outcome speaks volumes about how many people viewed the election of the first openly anti-American person to the [...]

How The GOP Whiffs The Pursuit Of Happiness

gay marriageThe GOP once again appears clueless. But not quite for the reason that liberals suppose.

An August 4th New York Times article by John Harwood, Democrats Seize on Social Issues as Attitudes Shift focuses on the Democrats use of “social” as “wedge issues” in the [...]

Christians Actually Less Likely to Divorce

This is a game-changer. Talk about “an old wives’ tale.” You’ve heard it said that 1) 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, 2) most marriages that do happen to make it are, nonetheless, unhappy, and 3) Christians are just as likely to divorce as non-believers.

These claims, long understood to be research-based facts, [...]

What Dark Secrets Do Discovery/History Channel Crockumentaries Conceal?

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“Actual footage” of a merman… sort of: courtesy of Animal Planet.

The growing trend among television producers to grind out fake documentaries has numerous worrisome implications for the survival of a free society.

The grainy, crepuscular quality of the photo above is deliberate. The image was [...]

If You Want a Shared Parenting Movement, Here is an Opportunity

North Dakota for Shared ParentingI hope you don’t like this article.

On May 17th, 2004, Massachusetts became the first US State to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples. In the following decade, eighteen additional States passed laws allowing gay marriage and fourteen others [...]

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htspchIt seems I have some liberal knickers in a knot north of the border.

The left is anything if not predictable. It tickles me to no end when, by way of their utterly unhinged reaction to one of my columns, secular-”progressives” end up proving true the very [...]

Libertarian Folly: Why Everybody is a Social-issues Voter

lbrtnsclisusThere is this notion, one we hear more and more, that the Republican Party has to shed the social issues to seize the future. “Social issues are not the business of government!” says thoroughly modern millennial. It’s a seductive cry, one repeated this past Tuesday in an [...]

Duly Noted - Our Normalcy is Abnormal and the Self-Evident is Not Obvious

Duly NotedLiving in an advanced country brings privileges. Since we are used to them, these appear to be self-evident. Think of security and excellent health care. Add the role of laws to protect the citizen even against the state. Add to the benefits a system that, thanks [...]

Is “Christian” the Latest Word to Mean Nothing at All?

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Pope Francis and El Gran Carnicero

Rather than swinging the vote rightward on critical issues, self-styled Christians are increasingly opting for secular utopia.

Does it make sense to practice the Christian faith? Is it right to do so?

These are two distinct questions, and the answers to both, [...]

Why Liberal Catholics who Support Same-Sex Marriage are Wrong

cthlcsgymrgThe arguments that liberals use for their demand that same-sex marriage should be legally recognized in all states in the country generally espouse three arguments. The first argument is something to the effect of “if two people love one another, they should be allowed get married.” The [...]

Flaunt It Or Cover Up? The Great Public Breastfeeding Debate Continues

brstfdngThis is one of those recurring social debates and issues that seem to pop up quite frequently in one form or another. As a male it’s a bit of a delicate topic to openly muse about. But rarely have I seen the true issue at the heart [...]

Hobby Lobby Decision Chagrins Liberals

hbylbyfmnstsThe recent Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision has brought about a hue and cry representing a chorus of scorched cats. It becomes almost impossible to exaggerate the hysterical theatrics used to denounce the supposed negative repercussions of this decision.

While the conservative wing of the Supreme Court [...]

The Coming Christian Revolt

aplclpsFrom behind a smoking sniper rifle high atop his ivory tower peers the secular-”progressive.” He surveys his many victims, strewn across the American landscape below and mockingly sneers, “War on Christianity? What war on Christianity?”

He then resumes shooting, all the while insisting that those uncooperative Christians [...]

I Admit, I’m Christian Because I Need a Crutch And I’m Brainwashed

athstcrtchI cannot understand how atheists are able to ignore the spiritual realm as if it doesn’t exist. They explain away miracles and supernatural events as if these thousands of occurrences over many years are all just random. I’ve had hundreds of answers to prayer in my life, [...]

Women Crying Over Supreme Court Decisions on Funding Abortifacients

wmncryngPoverty, violence and other [...]

Supreme Court – Death of the Martyrs

prlfToday is an interesting juxtaposition of the modern effort to “kill” faith fought through the U.S. Supreme Court as compared to a similar first century effort of Nero, Emperor of Rome, to “kill” faith.

“Killing Faith” is always accompanied by victims. Today, June 30, on [...]






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