Hope for Haiti?

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?

ECUSA Disfunction

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

Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor)

June 8, 2003 Why America Outpaces Europe (Clue: The God Factor) By NIALL FERGUSON XFORD, England — 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)

Whose Freedom Is It?

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?

Choose Your Evil

“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

The “Dumb and Dumber” Department…

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…