This is in regards to this article: Op Eds Now More Central in War than Bullets by Daniel Pipes New York Sun [NY Sun title: The West Must Learn The Public Relations of War] October 17, 2006 Regardless of what you think of Mr. Pipes otherwise, his analysis regarding this aspect is correct. I believe… Continue reading How we have misunderstood the REAL war…
As there always is, there have been a lot of Chicken Little”s running around, on both the right and the left, hollering and moaning about how bad things are. Some things could be better, but so much could be worse. Despite some people”s attempt to portray the world, with the U.S.A. leading the way, as… Continue reading Another March Towards Independence
I am very happy that Haiti seems, for the moment, to be back on the road to democracy. My only concern is that the seemingly typical reaction of very poor countries to nationalize everything to “care for the poor”. It always works in the short term, but rarely (if ever) works in the long time.… Continue reading Hope for Haiti?
I’m sure you’re familiar with the current hullabaloo surrounding the nomination and subsequent installation of Gene Robinson as a “Bishop” in the Episcopal Church, USA. This is my perspective on the matter. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 As a supposedly “confessing”… Continue reading ECUSA Disfunction
June 8, 2003 Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor) By NIALL FERGUSON XFORD, England â€” It was almost a century ago that the German sociologist Max Weber published his influential essay “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.” In it, Weber argued that modern capitalism was “born from the spirit of Christian… Continue reading Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor)
The United States of America though young by historical standards, is still one of the oldest democracies (an aside: in truth, we are actually a representative democracy. Read that “Republic”) in the world. I won’t say absolutely the oldest, but it’s close. As a country with such a standing in the annals of history, it… Continue reading Whose Freedom Is It?
“My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save… Continue reading Choose Your Evil
From the “Not Quite Ready for Prime Time” files, here is this week’s “Pierre Salinger Non Compos Mentis” Award for stupid media questions: “Are police worried about vigilantism?” –CBS reporter, Randy Golson, questioning Chattanooga, Tennessee’s police spokesman after a victim of that city’s 45th recent home invasion robbery shot and killed one of the two… Continue reading The “Dumb and Dumber” Department…
The Amen Corner: Secular fundamentalists howl about Bush’s faith-based initiative.