Blogs

  • Faith Thru The Media Veil

    Two articles I read this morning are illustrative of a major problem facing people of faith generally and candidates of faith specifically. One piece, by Noah Feldman in Bloomberg View, talks about Congress, Netanyahu, the Pope and eschatology. It paints conservative Christians as a politically fickle lot and grossly confuses…

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  • Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having

    Some Fights Aren’t Worth Having

    Americans who admire Donald Trump say they like the fact that he's a “fighter” but they ought to realize that some fights aren't worth having. Why, for instance, get involved in a major brawl with John McCain? The Arizona Senator is one prominent Republican who isn't running for president, so…

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  • Why They Can’t Hide 20 Million Illegals

    Why They Can’t Hide 20 Million Illegals

    Any constructive discussion of immigration issues must rely on facts, not just feelings. Unfortunately, some of the loudest voices in this debate frequently cite a number with no basis in reality, claiming 30 million illegal immigrants in the United States. The actual number, according to all credible sources, is 11…

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  • Partisan Politics and the Dubious Deal with Iran

    Partisan Politics and the Dubious Deal with Iran

    In the ongoing debate over the pending nuclear deal with Iran, one side is practicing purely partisan politics – and it's not the Republicans. Democrats are deeply divided on this issue, and many of those supporting the president have admitted, privately, that they're doing so out of loyalty to Mr.…

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  • Latin Tuesday

    Today's Latin Tuesday courtesy of our Latinist David Wilezol: From Livy's Ab Urbe Condita: Civitas ea in in libertate est posita, quae suis stat viribus, non ex alieno arbitrio pendet. That state alone is free, which rests upon its own strength, and does not depend upon the will of another.…

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  • 1938 and 2015: Only the Names Are Different

    We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence. Why? Because once people acknowledge evil's existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to…

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  • William Cohen – Rebecca Costa

    William Cohen – Rebecca Costa

    William Sebastian Cohen served as both a member of the United States House of Representatives and Senate, and as Secretary of Defense under Democratic President Bill Clinton. Cohen became deeply involved in the Watergate investigation during his first term in Congress. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, Cohen…

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  • Cruz, Rubio and The Queen

    Cruz, Rubio and The Queen

    I'll be joined today by would-be GOP nominees Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio after spending the morning promoting on The Queen many radio shows including my pal Mark Davis and Bill Flynn, and Salem's only lefty Democrat Mark Larson:

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  • Competing Realities?

    “Relativism,” defined by Merriam-Webster: the belief that different things are true, right, etc., for different people or at different times has long been debated. It is certainly a pervasive viewpoint in today's age. There is little doubt that changes in perspective can change what one knows and thinks about something.…

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