Category Politics

Cultural live wires

Confession: I pretty much agree with Rick Santorum on social issues. Except contraception, and in this I suspect I’m aligned with a pretty large majority of my fellow Christians. Even, I suspect, with my former co-coreligionist Roman Catholics. As a Catholic, it used to be “wink, wink, nudge, nudge: have you read humanae vitae? Interesting; […]

Open letter to President Obama

This “Open letter to President Obama” is by Dr Michael Youssef. Well worth the reading. My comment: Dr Youssef, well done and true. As for the president, we can’t know what is in Mr Obama’s heart. His actions and associations, however, speak volumes. Three years into his presidency, we should no longer give him the […]

de mortuis nil nisi bonum

Robert C. Byrd, the longest-serving United States Senator, died earlier today. A classic liberal, in the FDR-LBJ mode, he was first and foremost a decent and upstanding human being. While he supported the Obama-Reid-Pelosi agenda, it was far from clear that his heart was in it. But, politics was what he was about, and he […]

Imageo Deo

Michael Gerson summarizes, with elegant clarity, what is at stake in the stem cell debate. Atheists and part-time Christians on the left loudly proclaim that politics has been taken out of science. Of course, what’s been done is to insert their brand of politics into science. Which is just fine and dandy, according to them. […]

“best for their family”

Obama is trying out his wings as a new member of the black community in the District of Columbia. As reported, the Obamas graced an “historically black church” about three miles from the White House. The WaPo article makes clear at least one thing: any time a president attends a public gathering, the public is […]

The man’s a Baptist, not a humanist

The mini-flap (a flapette?) over Rick Warren giving the invocation at St. Obama’s coronation is way past silly. Rick Warren is a Southern Baptist, and, as such, has a worldview that is anathema to Obama’s far-left backers. And yet The One has, cynically in my view, selected Warren. As a Baptist, I’m pleased. Rick Warren […]


Every human being is a gift from God. Yes, I know: on so many of those gifts, we need to mark them “return to sender.” And promptly get them out of our lives. But those are human beings who have chosen evil. Not the innocent. Among the most innocent are those born with less: less […]

”safe, legal and rare”

In with the new, out with the old. Slogans, that is. “Safe, legal and rare” was the Democrat approach to abortion, at least in public. Privately, the evidence strongly suggests that abortion is treated as no more than the removal of some unwanted facial hair. The rabidly anti-life left that controls the Democrats has now […]


L’chaim. To life; the common toast in Hebrew. Why? Because the Torah favors life; God favors life. And in no uncertain terms. Deuteronomy 30:19: I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy […]

Stones; glass houses; throwing

The unseemly business of Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter’s pregnancy has garnered both the expected, and unexpected responses.   The mainstream media just loves it, smelling hypocrisy and blood in the water all at the same time. Why, Palin is a social conservative.  We thought they didn’t do things like have illegitimate children.   The good news is […]